All around good backpack
First off this backpack is very solid and well constructed. It's a little heavier than some backpacks of similar size, but with the weight you get more durability. I definitely don't have to baby this pack. The size is pretty nice for overnights or weekend trips and if you pack on the lighter side you can put a few days worth of gear inside it. It compresses down very well for smaller loads and the lid is removable if you want to drop a little more weight. The padding is also very nice and comfortable for wearing on long hikes. There are only a few things I don't like about this pack:
1) Unable to reach water in side pockets with pack on. You either have to stop and remove the pack or just use a camelbak.
2) Few pockets. There are only 3 main pockets in this bag, which doesn't leave much room for organization. There is the main, lid pocket (fairly large, can put a rain jacket inside), and front pocket (also fairly large).
3) Hip pockets would have been nice.