This pack is hands down my favorite women's bag. My wife's sister uses this and I prefer it over the Jade (which my wife has). The main difference (besides the size) is the separate compartment for your sleeping bag and pad in the bottom. I like being able to keep the gear separate (I pack both my wife's and sisters bags) and having easy access to the bulky gear that you usually remove first (sleeping items) is handy. We regularly do 3-4 nights in the Sierra Nevada's and my wife's sister brings ALL her own stuff including tent, sleeping items, clothes, all her own food and way too much other stuff she doesn't need. She wouldn't be able to do this with other bags. My wife's Jade couldn't get that job done. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.