I just returned from traveling late last night and wanted to address the Icon pack weight right away. There are some questions and concerns with the final finished pack weight for the Icons. After testing and and refining the prototypes I made several adjustments to insure the reliability and durability and versatility of the Icon pack system, this included increasing the thickness and durability of the suspension, stretch-mesh, webbing, hardware and refinements in the overall design and for future designs.
Due to these refinements and improvements the finished and assembled production packs arrived 8 to 10 ounces heavier than the prototypes. I apologize to anyone who feels I have mislead them as it certainly was not my intention. My goal for the 3000 and 6000 is to build the best and most reliable pack system possible. I am VERY happy with the function and performance of these designs and would not want to sacrifice reliability or function to meet a target weight.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great weekend.