i bought the new J107 from Cabelas and loaded it up with 60 pounds and have been hiking stairs with it and found that it does not distribute wieght to the hips more the shoulders i dont' think this will good for miles of hiking. My old pack from Cableas that is a full frame seems to handle load much better with the same wieght on your hips but has no scabbord. Any other users have this problem and any suggestions if the badlands is better. It sure looks like the badlands has better support and comfort. I have heard that the zippers are poor on the badlands. I really like the scabbard on the j107. thanks