Check out this peice of gear that some of the Scouts own and use when they go backpacking. Read below to see what they have to say about it!
I bought it mainly because of its light weight, extensible collar and quick adjustments to fit different torso lengths.
I tested it out on a few hikes of 7-10 miles with it half full (20 lbs or so) and it did a solid job of distributing the weight of the pack on the hips. Yet to test it out on a full backpacking trip