The Talon 33 is my weekend pack. I just completed the Black Mountain Crest Trail with it and it worked great. With a little planning and packing preparation I was able to fit three days of gear and food in it. It weighed in at 24 lbs and felt great on my back. It is very stable and comfortable, especially for a frameless pack. The pockets on the waits belt are sized just right and are very convenient. The small pockets on the shoulder straps are sized perfectly for an iPhone or GPS. I don't think the pack would handle any more than 25 lbs so this is definitely an ultra-lighter's pack. The straps are placed in just the right areas and make it possible to remove all shifting and movement from the payload. The materials are appropriately thin but seem durable. The back panel initially seems flimsy but after loading was surprisingly rigid. I cannot say enough good about this pack!