This is my new all around, do everything pack. Unless I'm doing something where a specialized pack is needed, like backpacking for a weekend or going mountain biking, this pack is coming with me. I take it with me to work every day, out on hikes or to the climbing gym and it's great for hauling groceries when I ride my bike to the store.
The side zip makes opening the pack for quick access really simple, and there is a lot of space and pockets on the interior to hold your keys, phone, etc. The material and DWR coating also make this pack great if you get caught out in the rain. The water just rolls right off the pack.