This pack does what its suppose to. What more can I say. Some friends and I went for a weekend hike and after 15 miles the only thing sore was my legs. It kept the weight off my shoulders which is what I wanted. Im 6' 2" and this pack was a little short for my torso. But it still worked well. I overpacked just to see how it would do. In the end it weighed 33.6 lbs including water, and i could carry it without discomfort. I would say it's not the best pack in its price range but it's definitely one to consider.