The bag is incredibly comfortable for hours on end even when completely loaded. The padded straps, hipbelt and back pad are very impressive.
My complaints about his bag are that the top opening is significantly smaller then the bottom half of the bag which makes it dificult to pack and unpack.
Also, when the main compartment of the bag is loaded full, the top cover compartment is useless since it's not adjustable/detachable.
Overall, the bag is a good buy buy not my favorite bag. I recently sold it to a friend and I'm shopping for a different one in the same size range. I easily got my money's worth out of this bag but it's time to move on since I can't tolerate the little things about the bag that annoy me anymore.