Really is Ultra-Light weight, the drawcord closure is great, love the colors (I have gold). Folds into its own pocket with a handy clip for hanging it wherever. The sternum and hipbelt are just big enough to add function while maintaining the packs minimal weight. BC.com had to replace my first pack, the shoulder straps started to tear off of the pack, probably because I shoved way too much weight into this little bag. Hassle free return. I will buy this bag again and again. Wish there was an ice axe holder on the rear, but I guess the idea would be that the ice axe is in my hand on the summit. Excellent placement of accessory loops on the shoulder straps. I have used this pack only for hiking, but plan to lead multi-pitch climbs wearing it.