I bought this pack based on the good reviews posted here. The pack itself has good volume and is layed out pretty well overall. The quality is an issue however. The shoulder straps are sewn to 2" webbing with the stiching going only thru the top foam layer of the shoulder strap, not thru the entire strap. Both shoulder straps are tearing away from the stitching after 2 short day hikes. I've since returned this item for a refund. The stitching should go thru the entire strap for strength as these straps bear much of the pack load. Since many of the camelbak packs are sew this way i would not recommend their packs.