This is Barbara or Baps for short I have named her this because she has a lot behind and also a couple of large appendages up front. It's not the most streamlined pack and I have had a few odd looks but ... those who have walked with me on our many training walks will testify how vocal my love of her is. There is lots of technical bumf available if you want to look up Aarn rucksacks, so I won't bore you , but she fits like a glove and re-distributes the weight across the hips instead of just the shoulders.
Talking of weight, my kit selection has been like the Hokey Cokey ... In / out / shake it all about, but with the help of Browns spreadsheet it was a respectable 10kg without water .....Now I'm not sure what happend but Baps is either suffering from water retention or I have seriously gone off piste regarding the approved spreadsheet as on checking in at the airport she had gained 3.5kg !!!!!!!. So tonight I will be mainly eating heavy food and giving away pants ... Oh wait there was only 2 of them anyway :)