on the trail and in the air
This is a terrific pack on the trail, as comfortable as promised, light and well hung. It could be improved with front pockets on the hip-belt for easy access, as some bags have, and with a hydration sleeve -- but the side and back outsides can be adapted without much difficulty. The pack comes with different size hip belts and shoulder straps, that BackcountryStore does not specify on the site; if you are large, make sure to get them; there are lots of adjustments possible for a terrific fit. Naively I committed the pack to the airlines, and that was a mistake -- ship it inside a duffle or some other protective cover.