I was seeking a pack that was not too cumbersome, could hold a bladder, and slim down when not so much space was necessary. One thing I hate is a pack with tons of straps and zips and buckles hanging off of it. This pack has all the necessary compartments and zips and buckles without over doing it. It slims to the perfect size and expands to a good overnight size pack! It gives so much comfort on the back that I can even bike ride with it on for over 25 miles with no problem. I am psyched to bring this pack down to S. America soon and use for overnight treks!
So happy. :)