Originally Posted by Adventure Addict
Most of the weight is on my back, which I really don't like. But the problem is we ride some gnarly single track at times and carrying a lot of stuff just is not practical. Would be nice to have some extra comfort items, but the trail is hard enough without a lot of extra stuff on the bike. If the trail gets really bad, I can just take the pack off, ride the almost-naked bike through the difficult section, and then just walk back and get the pack. Can't do that with a bunch of panniers and other stuff affixed to the bike.
try the GL Mo'Javi. It wouldn't get all the weight off your back, but it will take a sizable part of the load with almost zero negatives to the bikes handling. Even in the gnarly stuff.