I'll second Bluefish on this. I was an army medic and carried most of my medical gear in a "front pack" while my personal gear rode largely in my ruck. I hated the damn thing. As noted: hot, uncomfortable and inconvenient. I was in the airborne and when rigged for a jump, the front pack rode below my reserve chute with the ruck and made it extremely difficult to pee unless I took the considerable trouble of unrigging myself, draining, and then re-rigging. No thanks! I'd much prefer to just carry less stuff.

Edited by Pika (07/28/15 10:28 PM)
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