I just got this pack last week and I am already so impressed with it. I have not had the opportunity to use it out in the backcountry yet, but I definitely will be leaving some comments after I do (currently praying for snow)!! I have put all of my gear in it and it is the perfect size. The shoulder straps have very nice pads on them so it is very comfy when it is on my back. The hip belt is also one of the more comfy ones I have felt, it has very nice padding and is very well balanced. The pack gives you opportunity to carry your skis in a diagonal or an A-frame position. A couple other sweet features that this pack offers is a helmet carry net that can be easily stowed away, back panel zip option for when you have your skis in an A-frame position, and a good sized goggle pocket. I am 6'5" and the Large size pack fits me very well. Super excited to use this pack this coming season. If you have any more questions on this pack or any others you see on the site, you can contact me directly and I would be happy to help you out.