The other reviewers are forgetting one very important thing: this is a 12-oz pack. No, it's not super-heavy duty, indestructible. It's not super-heavy anything. It's way light. I love it. I strap my snowshoes on the outside using the compression straps. I carry water, layers, nom-nom's, and a camera. I bag 12,000 and 13,000 ft mts in winter with it. It's a no nonsense, minimal pack, and that's exactly what it is. It's perfect.