I'm looking at a Osprey Jet 12 or 18 for the boys. I need something to use for them to carry their sleeping bag and compartment for water bag and a hose support. I think the waist strap is a must as well. They've done 3 long hikes (for them) and managed a standard pack with a youth sleeping bag and a few small items. My 5 almost 6 year old used a large day bag but adult version and it just did tighten down around the waist an shoulder. The bag is much heavier than the Osprey 18

Edited by bosox79 (10/19/16 11:29 PM)