Formerly known as the Redwing 3100 now in retirement
This is a great do-it-all beginner pack. It has spent nearly a week with me camping out at a music festival in Belgium, two weeks trekking through the Himalayas, been kicked around airports from Kathmandu to Chicago, and took it all like a champ over the last six years or so. It isn't the lightest, but it is a great pack with tons of storage and bomber durability. Sure I have broken some buckles, one which was slammed in the door of an armored Land Cruiser, and another rocketed off after over-tightening it with frustrated hands in Yosemite, but alas, it suffered through. Now it primarily serves as my excess gear storage in my gear closet, and a loaner pack to those in-need. Overall I recommend the pack for nearly any general application.