I love my La Sportiva Katana's. They provide the perfect balance between an aggressive fit and comfort for those working in the mid grades. I tell my clients to focus on comfort, rather than cramming their feet into shoes designed for pushing upper technical grades.
I stumbled across this backpack & immediately realized the sack provided some clear advantages, particularly when trying to pick a sack that will provide some options and versatility. <br />
Firstly, although totally up to capacity the sack was perfect for a 3 day exped which involved some mountain scrambles. Tent, mat, sleeping back, spare clothing, cooking equipment and food all fitted with nothing hanging on the out-site and movement whilst scrambling was not restricted. For a two day exped the sack would have a little space to bring along some luxuries. <br />
For Ice Climbing in New England, it was a little large for single mountain days unless extra space is needed for supporting groups but for 2 days trips, it was perfect.