- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought a Gregory Baltoro, the Cadillac of packs, and used it for a trip or two. It was very good, but the heat buildup was still there like almost any internal frame. I sent it back and decided, with the free returns, I ought to try this inexpensive little guy before going to the other top of the line brands. I fell in love.
Ventilation, organization, comfort, all get five stars. my only critique is the lack of hipbelt pockets, but I sacrifice that gladly for all the benefits. Great pack.
My college's outdoors club is now totally outfitted in these.