Love the pack! Its comfortable, light, solid construction, and is functional for a variety of adventures. I as well travel with mine and backpack with it. The pockets are solid and roomy, easy to use and get to. Hydration sleeve is a different style than most, but I have not noticed mine on my back at all. I do have some problems with the zipper, loose construction makes it hard to zip up with one hand on the hip belt, and two hands with the sleeping bag compartment. In the end doesn't really hurt the pack and its awesomeness.