NOt a problem but that is where it will be seen and should be. With the new Bikini frame coming out, Duplex frames are showing up quite ofter in the Classifieds here and on the Kifaru forums. Best of luck
Yeah thanks Dotmam, will probably end up doing that. It is amazing that shipping here frightens some, I regularly buy gear from the US, shipping isn't expensive, mind u some people try to take the piss and attempt to charge huge amounts. A compound is only around 60 dollars. The boys at Extreme Elk are always happy to look after us down here and the shipping is very good with them.
I think people tend to pay just a bit much attention to load lifters, yes they are an important aspect of a pack, but, as in the tall load scenario, the first thing I look at is how low I can comfortably go. I have came to these decisions after years of jumping out of planes with packs strapped to my legs, and having to deal with gear up above your head is just a non starter for me personnally.
I agree. However, after talking to several folks many wish and have gotten the 26" stays after the fact. Which is no big deal in a T1 or the like, however it is a big deal when ordering a Duplex frame as its not as easily swapped to different stay heights.
Jager, my wife is 5'3 and rocks 26" stays without a problem, IMO better to have the option for more lift but dial it down than to need more lift once loaded up heavy and be maxed out at the top of the stay.
And even with some extra pack decorations it isn't above her head...just food for thought.