I got this as a gift - the removable ice screw holder was cool until I got some flutes, now it just sits there. Other then that, I really haven't had much use for this - I am not really sure who would. I found it hard to fit my BD tools b/c of the bend, the pack is bulky but I can see that it would protect your gear.. I use a separate crampon bag, so this is unneeded for that. Overall, just haven't found much use - there is always next season. I plan to stow my gear in this for the summer to keep the dust off although.