The Northwoods (WI/MN), Central Appalachia
I bought this pack for long weekend trips, since that is just about all I get to do these days, and I love it. The ergoACTIV belt makes the pack feel like it's a part of your body. I've loaded this pack up with 35-40 lbs of gear and dog food and I can barely tell it's there. In terms of durability it's been on two long weekends hiking, a week in the BWCA, and checked twice in the last couple months and it seems to be holding up fine.
No complaints at all. Absolutely a great backpack.
My roomie has this leash and I liked the versatility of it, so I thought I'd try it for myself. I got this for my first backcountry trip with the pup and absolutely loved it. The adjustable buckle was great for hitching him to anything while I was pumping water, cooking, or otherwise couldn't keep an eye on him. The second handle was great for keeping him in control when we were passing people on the trail and he was excited to say hi. I recommend this leash to anyone.
This bag is very comfortable and has kept me plenty warm down to temperatures close to freezing. I'm actually a 5'7" male, and bought this bag over the men's version to save a bit of weight in a synthetic bag for backcountry paddling trips. At my height, there is no extra room, so I wouldn't recommend it for anyone taller. All in all, a great bag.