Lisa "Pinky" Curry
from Alaska, United States
When loaded to max. capacity it carries comfortably. Often on my recent thru hike I had to load up to 65lbs. The pack managed, but my shoulders were feeling the weight. I would not suggest on a regular basis. The space that the pack provides was more than ample.
I am rough on my gear and for the most part this pack withstood my abuse. The Hayduke Trail however was very tough on this pack. Often I had to sit and slide on rough boulders while dragging the pack across the rocks. This wore many small holes through the bottom, all of which I was able to patch in the field. I have emailed ULA in hopes that they can repair for me and I hope to hear from them soon.
As long as I can repair I will continue to carry this pack happily on many more adventures. However, if my adventure will require many loads over 40lbs I will have to look for another pack for those trips. I hope to be able to keep my loads light and keep carrying my ULA Catalyst as I love this pack!