I have the 07 version of this pack. It has been great so far. Dragged it through Canyonlands, the fabric shows no signs of wear, it looks brand new. I have taken this pack on 7 week long trips and a few weekenders. A few of them have been winter mountaineering trips with tons of gear, but it always has enough room, yet compresses down small enough that it doesn't look or feel bulky for a quick weekend trip. Definitely worth the money, this pack does it all and looks great.