I purchased the Float 18 after not being satisfied with the Float 18s features. Very satisfied with the Float 30 for its pockets and especially the back padding. The pack really is comfortable on the back and the weight is evenly distributed. Agreed that the torso length could be a little longer but the pack is adjustable enough to get it centered well. Having two hip pockets is very nice and the goggle stash pocket is great. I do think that more photos should be provided by BCA for a 360 degree view. Maybe I will post a photo of the back side of the pack as the padding is very nice.