Amanda W.wrote a review of Black Diamond Astral 40 Backpack - Women's - 2319-2440cu in on January 29, 2012
My sister and I both got this backpack and LOVE it. It fits perfectly and is comfortable. We backpacked across Europe for 5 weeks using this pack and loaded it full. At one point we probably had 40lbs. It works best and is most comfortable at about 25-30lbs. The pack held up great and neither one of us ran into any problems. Love the rolltop closure for keeping my things inside safe and dry. It also has lots of adjustable straps for carrying any size load. However, it does not come with a rain cover. My shampoo even spilt all in my bag and it cleaned up perfectly. Its the perfect size, not too big and not too small. I even use this bag on weekend trips to see friends. My sister also used this pack on her month long trip to New Zealand. I plan on using it on a 3 day backpacking/hiking trip in March. I highly recommend this pack!