Jun 1, 2012 at 8:23 pm #1290596
Well, I finally ordered one today. According to Chris I'm right on the bubble torso and belt size. I'm 6'1", 33"inseam, 20.5" & 35". He recommended a medium/medium. Is anyone else here with one about my size? If so, how's the fit?Jun 1, 2012 at 11:42 pm #1883190Ozzy McKinneySpectator
Hey Patrick, I'm a bit taller than you but have roughly the same waist/torso size. I talked to Chris as well, he suggested the M/M, and the fit is perfect. I could gush about everything else I like about the pack, and how it is amazing… but I will just say I think you will be pretty happy with it.Jun 2, 2012 at 8:09 am #1883234David UreMember
Personally, I like the frame a little taller than the top of my shoulders because over long days the belt will inherently slope down a bit. A slightly taller frame provides more opportunity for adjustment. I would go for the large as the torso size can be adjusted 3" (according to ULA).Jun 2, 2012 at 8:37 am #1883246Stephen BarberBPL Member
I'm with David on this – I would always chose slightly taller than shorter, which I did with my ULA packs, and still find them the best carrying packs around. YMMV.Jun 2, 2012 at 9:09 am #1883259
Thanks guys. I would have bought both but I ordered it thru one of ULA's retailers. It was the last one they had and it was blue, plus I got a pretty good deal on it too. I figured if Chris suggested a medium I'd be in pretty good shape. I'm just hoping I don't have to mess with returning it since they may not have any large ones in stock then either. Unless I can exchange it direct thru ULA?Jun 2, 2012 at 10:06 am #1883282Stephen BarberBPL Member
Load it up and carry it around for an hour or two (preferably without sweating it up!). If it's the wrong size for you, you'll know. Then call ULA, and work out an exchange – they're good people, and I've had great interaction with them on the phone.Jun 2, 2012 at 10:15 am #1883288
That's the plan! I'm sure I'm just over stressing about the whole thing. I'm just stoked that I finally have one on the way. My work schedule is finally allowing me time for quite a few multi day trips this year.Jun 2, 2012 at 3:07 pm #1883347M BBPL Member
Im 19.5" torso, and my medium is shorter on me than I prefer. My Ohm in medium is quite a bit longer. Like others say, in reality it runs a bit smaller than they think. Honestly I would go with the L. It become difficult to get weight off shoulders with it too short.Jun 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm #1883426
Well, after talking to Chris.. If the pack doesn't fit I have to go thru the retailer. I bought it from them, If it doesn't fit, I return it thru them. If they don't have a large, I'll buy one thru ULA direct.Jun 3, 2012 at 6:11 am #1883481jacko vanderbijlMember
@jacko1956Locale: Shelley Western Australia
I'm 6' but I got the large and large as my measurements were on the border line and my son is much bigger in all directions and we share the good stuff a bit.
I found that the large/large was too big for me. It works fine but I have to tighten it all to the max after a few days losing waistline.
I will be getting a Catalyst for my AT hike next year and will go for medium/medium and my son will use the Circuit.Jun 3, 2012 at 8:23 am #1883510David UreMember
It is also going to depend on your chest girth. If you are wide then the Large will work better as you will have sufficient shoulder harness length. If you are narrow chested then the Medium may work better.
Again, much of this is personal preference. If you are on the 'fence' in terms of torso size, ask yourself if you want more or less shoulder strap 'wrap.'Jun 3, 2012 at 9:07 am #1883522J HMember
I'm 6'2, 33" waist, 22" torso. I have the small belt/large pack combo, and it fits me perfectly.
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