Greetings all. Time for my once every five years post, but I am an occasional lurker. This forum is a goldmine for info - thanks to all the regulars. I am looking for a new light weight pack. Am now of an age where joints complain and fitness is harder to maintain. Have slowly been retiring my gear and replacing with lighter stuff - have converted to a quilt, my tent is a tarp tent, I have retired my faithful woollen jumper for down, and have even got a mirrorless camera ... So now it is time to replace the 25 year old Macpac torre with something that is lightweight. I would like to know what sort of lightweight packs you are all using. Particularly interested in overseas brands that I am not gonna come across in the local shops like Kathmandu, Macpac. That's why I am asking here, and not just researching myself. Specs are - big enough for a seven day ski trip. Tough enough that it wont shred immediately in occasional typical east coast off track scrubby walking. But I understand that it wont be as long lasting as my old canvas job. Don't really care about one big sack or multiple compartments - I am so used to one big sack and taking every freakin' single thing out at least 4 times a day that it would almost seem unnatural to be able to find stuff. Ability to easily tie skis on for the inevitable walk in and out would be nice... Money is no object. Well, not really, but I have finally adopted the "buy once, cry once" philosophy of buying good stuff and not worrying about the price within reason. The only benefit of age, as far as I can see... Thanks in advance, cheers adrian.