BD = Awesome
i have the older version of this pack and 4 years later it still looks new. this is after being tosses across the ground and into the car and going through trees skiing with this on my back. the suspension system really pulls the back against your tailbone which helps it have a great balance. i would def rcommned this pack and the only downside is with the quality of this pack and how it is lasting i am not sure i am ever going to need another winter pack again.
as always the light no frills construction you may get with arcteryx but the pack feel great on your back and is light and all materials are over engineer so you know it will last. you will never be disappointed with BD quality you just may not be as impressed as some of the gadgets arcteryx and mammut have