i had the older model
last year's model was not my cup of tea though it got fairly decent reviews. if it's not full, your gear flops around when moving quickly. not the comfiest shoulder straps or hip belt either. it'll do the job, just be prepared to load it up 100%. there's not enough compression straps for my liking and also the top load feature on the older pack wasn't my favorite design. great pack that's much light and has been tried and tested is the speed by black diamond.