Seems like you never run out of room to cram things into this beast. It can easily accommodate a 4-5 day trip in style. The load does seem to get carried by the pack very efficiently making up for the packs heavy weight. All zippers and buckles work well. The Baltoro is a feature-rich pack that seems perfect for trips where your normal pack size might just not cut it. The only downside is, you'll need a smaller pack for when your wanting to take less. Seems like you need quite a bit of stuff in the pack just to get it to look right.