Why do people think a 30L pack is way too big? All of my bags over the last 10 years have either been 30 or 35 liter. Seems like the perfect day pack size to me and has been for a good number of years.
Shred I'll definitely post up. I probably won't have it until the week after next. Mammut is expecting to have the packs next week and then they'll ship my order.
I have played with the Mammut packs before. Several friends are rocking them. I know the packs are solid. As far as the airbag, it works like an airbag should. Pull the cord it blows up around your head. Which I like, better protection for the head. Of course the ABS has two bags, which means two bags have to be punctured to lose the float effect. That is not to be underestimated either. RAS or ABS seem to be the two best systems.