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Maybe I am doing this wrong. For training and what not I secure a 50 pound bag of concrete mix into the mid point of a pack directly against the back panel. For my old camptrails/kelty frame pack it is pretty comfortable. For a borrowed Barney's this is a "what bag of concrete?" walk in the park. My old Frost fire II its mildly uncomfortable with pressure in my lower back.
On the LH G2 I have an old sleeping bag in the bottom, and then another old bag stuffed around the concrete to hold it tight against the back panel. Then cinched all the straps down as tight as I can get them. Mount the pack up and once all the straps are secured the lumbar bad is trying to force my spine through my stomach. The shoulder harness system feels pretty good. The weight has pulled the two ladder bars up above my clavicle so I still need to adjust the shoulder straps some more.
I repositioned the concrete higher by getting half the sleeping bag under it - the concrete was resting on the divider panel - and that improved the pressure on the lower back. However, it still was not comfortable.
I do not know what kind of stays this pack has. I am wondering if the lower stay sections need to be straighten to get the pressure off my lumbar area. I have never really enjoyed lumbar pads on my packs. My upper back is curved and my lower back is rather straight.
The biggest issue with this pack is me. I am still "squishy" from being morbidly obese a year ago. About 30 pounds to go. It makes it hard to tighten up the waist belt since there is too much "give" in what I am trying to tighten it against. I know that after walking for a few feet it slips down my back a little but then stays put. I still need to adjust the straps to get the ladder locks further down to my clavicle.