While I have not had a chance to use the pack yet, I am looking forward to trying it out this spring. When I first got it I tried it on and walked around the house, bending every which way I could. The pads are wonderfully comfortable! I especially love the back pads. There is space running down the spine to let my back breath. Normally I am not a fan of internal frames, I hate digging through my whole bag to get one item. However the pack has a zipper running down the front of the bag allowing easy access to the internal compartment. I also like that there are small compartments for treats or a camera right on the belt across my waist. I am way excited to try the pack this spring, it is exactly what I need, comfortable, and easy access to all my items.