Mitchell S.wrote a review of Marmot Kompressor Plus Backpack - 1100cu in on May 31, 2012
I did a lot of research before I decided on this bag in the color I wanted. My parents actually sent the standard Kompressor to me for my birthday instead. After receiving the Kompressor, then swapping it for the Plus, my decision in the Kompressor Plus was reaffirmed. The Plus seems to have a lot more room, and the additional external pocket has been nice. A couple things I'll say about the bag.
1) Citronelle = green, not yellow.
2) The external mesh pocket is very roomy. The centered, vertically oriented zip at first seemed to make things difficult to get in and out until you reach for the pocket without taking the bag of your shoulders. Just reach back around and the design makes perfect sense.
3) The sternum strap is all that is needed for this bag. At first I worried about not having a hip strap, but I recently took this bag, fully loaded, on a 5 hour dirt biking trip on rocky trails. I was able to focus on riding and forget the backpack because it always stayed right close to my back.
I have used this bag on the 10+ adventures so far, and I use it for frequent the day to day use. It has held up well and is the perfect day pack. I highly recommend this bag as a lightweight, simple but elegantly designed pack for most adventures.