Originally Posted By: hikermor
following this thread, I would suggest looking at the various lumbar packs in the Mountainsmith line, especially the Tour and Day models. They can be worn as waist packs, with added straps as a conventional backpack,or carried over the shoulder with a sling.

i have an older model which I usually carry as a backpack, and it is quite serviceable and versatile.

I picked up a couple of Mountainsmith Tour packs this week. Woot.com had them for $15.99! shocked I'd have given a heads up here but they went super fast.
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