Love the Pack
This is a great pack. The pockets on the hip belt are awesome and fits a little point and shoot. energy bar, or knife. The lid does not make a fanny pack, which i have never needed but usually bring a small day pack. Overall very comfortable no matter what the weight. It is top loading but opens up, so makes it easy to access when setting up camp. Would suggest, but always suggest trying them on with weight, I tried several on at the store This one fit the best with lots of weight and medium weight. I am a smaller athletic fit so Medium fit perfect.