Still going strong...
A follow up about this pack. It's going into it's 4th year, and still holding up great! I try to get out once a month although that doesn't always happen, but this pack gets used a lot! All the zippers, straps, and pads are in fantastic condition. I just returned from a 6 day solo hike of the STS in North-Central Pa. And like an old friend, this pack was a joy to bring along. I can't imagine finding a better backpack.