I got a cheaper pack and it is large too. I have wanted a Kelty and found it cheaper than anywhere elsewhere else. I transferred all my stuff over to new Kelty and was shocked with all the area that I had left for other things now. It is packed with usually stuff and I have more room that I need. So I am happy... It travels well without much shifting after everything is tighten down. I would recommend this backpack to anyone. I am about to go on a 15 day trip in the Canyon in another state and I know I have the room to pack the needed clothes, food and equipment now. Get one it is well worth it.