Everything I expected
This pack is everything I hoped it would be. I have not had it on the trail yet but I have been hiking three days a week with 30 lbs in it, including a couple of 6 milers, to get in shape for this summer. I probably have close to 75 miles on it and it has worked great. It does a great job of carrying the weight on my hips. It is easy to adjust and quite comfortable. The pack is heavy duty and has all the capacity I will need. One nice surprise was the water bottle carrier that is easy to access with the pack on. Just one example of the thought put into the design. I did a lot of research and ended up spending more than I had planned on but I'm glad I did. I am looking forward to hitting the trail in May.