This pack is a great climbing pack for all disciplines. I am not an ice climber but if I were, I would have used it this winter. I took the pack out for its first spring spin as a crag pack for a day of sport climbing. It fit my rope, sport rack, shoes, harness, chalk bag, helinox chair, beer, and wallet with lots of room to spare. For the lighter excursion I took the brain off of the pack. What's nice is the straps that clip down the brain from the front are removable so you don't have these long straps dangling about.
The red/black colors are vibrant but great for visibility. The fabric isn't anything compared to something like the BD Creek bag but if you're not a jerk to the bag it seems like it will hold up a long time.
My Center back length is 17 inches and the Small/Medium is a great fit. The features are pretty minimal.
+zip opening brain (detachable)
+top loading with draws and hook and loop closure
+attachment points for ice axes/trekking poles
+hip pocket that fits a granola bar + candies
+ski carry/side compression sacks
I look forward to using this for more overnight missions and climbing in the Wasatch this summer!