After 4 years in a Jade, I got a Diva for my birthday. The hip belt is wonderful with support and cushion. The lid can also double as a fanny pack for short excursions away from camp. My Nalgene bottles fit comfortably in the bottle compartments and don't get pushed out when the pack is full. On long, hot backpacking trips where I need to refill my water often but I want to use a camelback, I just fit my 2l in the outside middle compartment and run the tube to my shoulder strap so I don't have to mess with items in the inner pack. The shoulder straps are comfortable and don't dig. I would buy this again and again. Don't let the price talk you into a cheeper bag. You will end up upgrading if you stick with backpacking.