I finished my new backpack, sewing is a lot simpler than the G4 I made last time. Basically taking the sides straight up and making the pack shorter to keep the cu.ft. the same. Made other modifications to the pack as well. Images are below. If there is interest in a write-up it would take some time, don't want to get into it if there isn't.

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intent of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, and loudly proclaiming Wow! What a Ride!