I bought this for my first pack. I like to get quality gear right off the bat. I figured that NF was a top quality brand and it's be a safe bet. Not so much. First day i had it, i was packing my gear to see how it would all fit and a zipper pulled off the sleping bag compartment. Another zipper pulled off the brain on my second trip out with it. Not a big deal but for two trips its kinda aggrivating. The really bad news is the frame is starting to wear through the mesh stuff on the back of the pack. For only having it out for a total of 8 days, its not holding up like i hoped it would. maybe i got a lemon but I dont think ill get another NF pack anytime soon.