It's not the lightest bag, it's not the warmest in the 15-degree range, and it doesn't have some of the cool features of the other bags. That said, it's a pretty bomber bag that will put up with just about everything you can do. If you want to haul it, you can certainly take it backpacking. It sits nicely in the trunk of the car, and is right at home on your buddy's couch. It's not too warm to lay on top of all summer, and will keep you warm well into the 20s if you're smart about your layers and pad. It's a bag that I don't have to think about. I don't have to worry about it getting wet, I don't care if it gets dirty, and the zipper always works. It's right at home on the back of my bike on overnighters and short tours. I like this bag a lot. It doesn't excel anywhere, but it's one of the best all-around bags for the price.