Thanks for the words guys.
You know Mick, I sometimes regret selling the Shen. It was SO much lighter than the Tachi. But I really wouldn't give it up, it suits my style.....and I get to whinge about the weight. Still, I'm glad that you're enjoying it.
I did get some rude remarks from the women I walked up the mountain with, but they did say that I did well going up the mount for the first time and with all the gear. I don't even have any aches or pains today. The new pack has made all the difference.
Talk to you all soon