e-doc wrote:I'm 5-7; ~4-5000 cu" attachments for sharp things, 2 shoulder straps, hip belt
I've used a Black Diamond Outlaw pack since January of 2009, one or two days a week since then. Lots of peaks and miles. It's a really tough, reliable pack which has seen a lot of action and shows little wear. Hauls skis, snowshoes, axe, crampons, pretty much whatever you throw at it. It is originally designed as a back country ski pack, however I use mine year round. We are about the same size, I use the 30 liter small/medium version. Super comfortable also, seems to actually work better with 10-20 lbs loaded up. Hip belt pockets, hydration compatible, tough nylon.
I've modded mine to hold a six liter MSR hydration bladder, and installed a trekking pole stowage system on the left shoulder strap, and also a secondary storage system on the sides. Works really well while stowing the poles and transitioning to an axe on precarious terrain. There are plenty of attachment points on this pack, which gives a lot of flexibility to whatever activity you may have planned.