Peter Tewwrote a review of Exped Cloudburst 25 Backpack - 1525cu in on August 29, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Overall the bag is great. I recommend it for hiking and mountain biking, but I recommend you stay away from the bag for any sort of use that will put a lot of strain the bag.
It's incredibly lightweight, it's water resistant, and the straps are awesome for holding a helmet. Its light materials don't stand up to strenuous (read: abrasive) situations, so buy it for the right reasons.
The bag is great quality overall. The materials are very light, and the bag is comfortable. I feel like in the right use conditions (hiking and biking primarily) the bag would last a long time.
The bag isn't particularly durable, so make sure you buy this for the right uses. I took this on a canyoneering trip in Zion and the bag ended the trip with 3 big holes that I need to patch. Dumb on my part, so make sure you realize this isn't a bag that can stand up to a lot of abuse.
The straps on the bag aren't padded at all, so if you plan on wearing this without a shirt, it gets a bit rough on your shoulders. However, the bag is very comfortable overall and the weight makes it really easy to wear over long periods of time.
I think the bag is an overall great value. It's not a lot of money and gives you a decent amount of space and keeps things dry.