Ilove this pack and with the exception of the flybench pocket, have zero complaints, and the one I have is small. The problem with the fly bench pocket is that you can only carry nymphs because when both pockets are loaded and you do any amount of hiking, it mashes any dries or anything with any kind of hackle or para top. Other than that love it. Great for day trips, with large enough hydration pack to spend two miles hiking a slot canyon and easy six hours on the water in the hot Utah summer. Also backpack is big enough for grub, extra gear, and even a long sleeve fleece jacket, without being uncomfortable.