I bought this pack on a whim, having read a little about Deuter packs on the web. I am very happy with the results. The pack is balanced and comfortable to wear for long hours on the skin track. Attaching skis is easy and intuitive with two different options for travel. The main compartment can be accessed from a couple of different zippers and the hydration bladder sleeve is well designed. Overall, a fantastic pack. I like the fleece lined top pocket, which keeps camera and phone batteries from getting killed in the cold.