Tonight we're heading to see some family just north of Pittsburgh. Tomorrow they have a wedding in the afternoon, so while they're out we are going down to the city to check out REI and hopefully find me a pack that I can be excited about.
Me being me, I of course had to do a quick search on the website to scope out some of their products and check for coupons :). Going strictly off of first impressions and website descriptions, I am optimistic about finding a pack here. There are only five women's packs on the website (being 5'3" with a short torso and relatively petite frame the women's sizes are all I consider), but the features they have are pretty awesome. All of the ones I've seen have a detachable day pack - way cool! A lot of them have several access zippers, a couple have laptop areas, lots of compartments, etc. I could go on, but I won't.
I am really excited to try on some packs tomorrow and hopefully find my perfect fit! I'll be sure to let you know what I find and if I buy one!
Wish me luck :-)