I have recently purchased a set of current issue webbing and bergen for my sons annual cadet camp(his first) he is 13. With a little effort, patience and jogs around the back garden It is now fitted. I have added a hippo pad just to make it all sit better. It is 100% better than the 58 pattern I used back in the day. It fits him well, he has used it for a weekend pre camp and was very happy with it. The one minor issue I have is that the Bergen although described as a short back rests on top of the webbing pouches. Is this a common issue, is it meant too or is it likley he is a bit of a short arse at the mo? Any advice from current serving on this issue? He is about 5'4" so fairly tall for age and certainly as tall as mum so advice from current serving females on this would also be of use.