I love this pack!!! I have over 70 miles on it carrying 20-25lbs and I just can't say enough about it. The suspension is comfortable and close. It rides quiet and comfy and the open compartment construction makes it versatile for all types of gear. I've been through normal rain without trouble. I've been abusing it horribly on snags and sharp rocks but it bears no hard feelings. I cannot find signs of wear at all. I irresponsibly threw it off a 20ft wall with 15lbs of gear in it. The molded back sheet and stays took no dammage!! The only thing I might have done differently if I was designing the bag would be to make at least one of the waist belt compartments waterproof for electronics. Prepurchase, I was a bit conserned about the fact that I'm a bit blocky in my build hence I didn't get the women's pack. The suspension works for me just great. If you want a comfortable, durable, lightweight pack without the gimmicks that other packs put in your way then this is the one! Oh yeah... and people keep asking if they can try it on along the trail. Lots of positive feedback.