Amazing pack. Has enough pockets and straps for everything you desire to attach and or put inside the pack. Padding is great and very comfortable on the trails after miles of hiking. The only downside is the small water pouches on the side. Smaller water bottles are fine in them but larger ones require a bit more effort to get in and out. This is a perfect pack for those who want help lightening their loads. Being a smaller pack it is usually used for weekend trips but can easily be used for longer trips. For longer trips the less space will help you pack only the essentials and light weight items. As for weight of the pack itself, I find it to be a lot lighter than other options of the same volume. Osprey has always made great packs, this is another.