morthcam58 wrote in post #9783449
... a loaded 400 doesn't seem quite 100% trustworthy to stay level...
A "loaded" 400 could end up weighing anywhere from 10~15Kg (23~38Lbs)... I agree with your suggestion that having an open bag with that amount of gear hanging from your waist isn't going to end well... But at least you can prop it against a small boulder, city park bench or what have you without having to completely remove the backpack. Could be an interesting competitor to my Kata 3N1-33 "sling" (less the provision for a Netbook, that is).
mike_d wrote in post #10240506
Would it work to crouch down and support the weight with your thighs/knees?
There's a good idea, assuming you have a good sense of balance, of course
EDIT: Here's a great example of using a leg to prop up the backpack (assuming there's a large rock, steps or other object you can put one foot on so that your leg can bare the weight).
EDIT2: I had the 400 in my hands today and what I didn't realize is how stiff the "frame" of the bag is... ! Now I am closer to believing the bag can support a good deal of HW. Too bad there's no provision of a Notebook... sigh. Back to the drawing board... ;p