I recently had to carry a whole lot of heavy stuff - mainly books - from London up to the Welsh borders and, as the glamorous Mrs cpunk had made off with the family car, I had to go by train. I went into the garage and dragged out my 'rucksack, infantry, PLCE' and loaded it up, but when I tried it out, it felt bad. Then, my eyes alighted on my old 'rucksack, SAS' which was sitting quietly in the corner, unassumingly biding its time, and I thought: 'Why not give the old boy a try?' Now I hadn't actually put anything in or carried this rucksack since 1992, but I remembered being quite fond of it. Anyway, it was a revelation: the load was much higher up my back, comfortable and sort of poised there, rather than just weighing me down like a soggy lump which is my experience with the PLCE. I had to walk a mile or so from home to Paddington station, simultaneously managing an unruly bull terrier, and really it was easy, comfy and effortless. It doesn't feel as 'moulded' with my body as the PLCE bag, but I'm not sure that's a bad thing. Opinions, folks?