Love the hip belt
I really love the hip belts on all of the smaller Ortovox packs as they are super comfortable when touring. The volume on this is great for a day of hitting up the sidecountry or fairly mellow tour. It is definitely too small if you are looking for a pack that would work for an all day tour. The design on it is great as your essential gear (probe and shovel) go in the outer pocket for easy access, while the back panel also zips open for easy skin stashing when you get to the top. My only issue with the pack is that it does not have a horizontal snowboard carry. I am a splitboarder and if you want to bootpack up a ridge to avoid re-splitting your board, the only option you are left with is a vertical carry which is horrible for bootpacking.