11 month, 11 country backpacking
I will be taking this pack on an 11 month, 11 country backpacking trip around the world! It is PERFECT! It holds all of my gear (clothes, 3 pairs of shoes, tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, mess kit, etc.) with EASE! Granted, I made sure all my gear is SUPER lightweight and compact, but dang, this thing holds it all with plenty of room to spare. I love that I can pull all the straps so tight and pack it all down to wear it looks like a 65 pack, but I know that I have the room to use the full 75 if need be. Many of my fellow squadmates got small packs (like the 65) but they have half of their gear hanging off the outside of the pack - ANNOYING! I love that I can fit everything INSIDE. So much safer and easier for traveling from country to country. I've already used it on a few camping trips in the states and it was perfect, can't wait to take it around the world starting in September!