good for hiking...
The back pack is very conformable in the your back. Made from good quality materials and will resist some water. The thing I didn't like is the organizer panel. Very difficult to organize things in the backpack. I has two side component that can fit small things. When I use it for hiking I have no trouble with it. But when I use it as my office backpack I rather use my Targus. It more accessible to store office equipment. (laptop, books, ipods, camera, iphone, paper.)