I just got one and I love mine. I bought the upgraded shoulder straps for it and I can hardly wait for them to get here. I will use this pack mostly for day hikes when I am hiking and snowshoeing and it will definitely be my pack choice when it comes time for the scouting season. A lumbar pack isn't quite big enough and a daypack is a bit too big. This pack fits the bill, at least for me.
I never tried using my E&E as a lid, maybe I will look at that. What I did was attach my KU E&E to my frame under my main bag. I can still keep a few things in it while packing. Then once at camp I'll drop the main bag and day hunt from the KU E&E with a cargo panel or grab-it below that. I am thinking this will work really nice with the Skinny Frame.
Prolly not. More like a dream. I thought there was a 500D with less PALS on to it.
Maybe Aron will take notice and integrate another lid option with pack straps. It would sell if its weight wasn't bad.
What pack are you running? I made a thread a while ago if you search, I showed how I used the E&E as a lid on my T1. I plan on using as a lid on the high camp when I finally get it too. Should work pretty slick with the k connectors.
Using a DT2. I think I read that thread before you got your E&E, I will go back and have another look through it
Yes I do have the KU and the Military versions. I am going to read through your other thread to see how you did it and give it a try. I think the KU E&E would have to stay stuffed full to be used as a lid and not flop around. My initial thought was to use a large KU belt pouch attached to the standard lid but I will try the E&E idea before I buy the pouch.