Very impressed with the quality of this pack. I wanted a pack that would carry 40 lbs for longer trips. I compared this pack to the Baltoro 65 and Aether 60 and felt this pack had the best combination of comfort, weight, and weight carrying capacity. Instantly packed it up with 30 lbs and it felt like nothing compared to my old, minimalist frame pack. Plenty of padding wear you need it. I was able to pack a bear canister (BV500) with room around the sides for a solo tent and various other gear. The front access zipper is huge and gives you plenty of ways to pack and access your gear, its big enough to pull your bear canister through. The hip belt padding is a little short and just wraps around my 34 waist but it is padded well which makes up for it. At 6'4 and 200 lbs the M/L fit perfect.