Great Bag but Expensive!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This backpack is popular for very good reasons. Most importantly, it's comfortable. The force of the load is displaced very evenly to the hips. The bag also has great water bottle pockets, two ice axe loops, trekking pole bindings, and good pockets. The head of the bag can also be used as a fanny pack too (I haven't).
But it is quite heavy. When I use it as a day pack for a summit climb, 5 lbs unloaded is a lot. More importantly, it's expensive! The price is hard to choke and I would first recommend Deuter bags before the osprey. But for its comfort and durability, I still recommend this bag--but make sure to check out Deuter bags first.