I was wondering how this pack's materials...
I was wondering how this pack's materials stack up to it's size and price-point competitors? Ive seen one briefly in person and thought the material was thinner/slicker than expected, but recently saw an Altra, which I think is made out of the same stuff (on the body of the pack) as the Axios. I've noticed the ripstop they use is a higher denier than anything on most of the competitors, but to my knowledge they also use no cordura. So... how durable are these things, exactly?
i have owned this pack for over a year, i have thrown everything at it, from climbing, to backpacking, even city use and the materials hold up quite well. the only problem i have encountered through its time is the DWR finish on the inside likes to rub off on areas of high use with blunt objects, like: books, tent poles, utensils etc. this can not be replaced with any waterproofing washes or sprays because it is the material its self. i really recommend this bag for just about everything, it is stronger than tihs for its price and arc'teryx did it again !
If rubbing off the laminate is a problem: Why not just use a pack liner?