My wife has been using this pack regularly for her clothes, sometimes both our clothes for over night trips to the parents'; sometimes just her stuff for a few days while I use the bigger 2,000ci pack.. today; I decided to see if just the FILBE shoulder yoke assembly would work for this low profile pack. It basically is a half- framed pack now, with the FILBE yoke's rigid mounting panel. The thing is more comfortable, and feels lighter than when it had the ALICE straps, probably due to much less steel hardware vs the ALICE straps. I routed the two vertical frame mount straps on the FILBE yoke through the D rings on the pack, so as to provide a means of retaining the yoke to the pack without needing some extra sewing. The next Coyote brown pack or whatever in same size; likely will have fittings or attachments for the FILBE yoke straps to be retained better, but we'll see. I still gotta make that spruce green/Ranger green pack for the Foliage U shaped frame.