After spending this summer as a backpacking guide this summer leading 14 day trips, I can honestly say this pack is a trooper. I was able to carry everything I need for each trip inside the pack (pad, sleeping bag, water, clothes, and food) and still had room to spare. The pack has proven to be quite durable, holding up to catches on tree snags and rubs against rock. The padded hip belt and shoulder straps make the pack very comfortable and at full weight it is hardly noticeable. The back airspeed suspension is also great for preventing back sweat.