I took this pack to Phillmont and for those who arent fermilliar that is a camp for boy scouts. I did an 11 day 70+ mile trip and this pack continued to swallow anything i put in it. I lova the fact that the lid is soooo huge it allowed me to put in the things i needed quickly. The pack stood up to the harsh beating that a neglectfull teenage boy would throw at it. The one single thing that broke on it was the tiny little buckle on a strap that compresses the top of the pack down. i was yanking at it to try to shrink down my load. It snapped but only on one side of the buckle. I had to tie it the entire trip. The big problem is that the buckle is hard to replace and the strap is a weird size so many replacement bucles dont really work. Other than that FANTASTIC pack.