First off I really love this pack, the suspension system is great the pack truly is part of you. I took it on some harry trails in the ADK's with about 40-42 pounds in it and it was awesome. Hardly know it is on your back, holds all my gear. The only drawback is the access, not 100% sure how I feel about the main compartment, it is fine when you are in camp but can be a pain when you need to get something while on the move. The compartment is not very wide, I had my sleeping pads and tent on the outside to accomodate my bear canister and other supplies inside. Overall Gregory kills it with the suspension system. Very satisfied overall with this pack.