Does the lid detach or extend? My guess...
Does the lid detach or extend? My guess is it does, since you mention the compressing the pack into the lid pocket, but I wanted to confirm this.
Yeah, I just checked out the pack today, the top does extend, I'm not sure if it comes all the way off though, but enough to throw some extra gear in.
The lid is permanently attached, and this isn't extendable. You can stuff gear underneath it, but the lid will not extend like a floating lid can.