I purchased this backpack specifically for a two week backpacking trip through Europe. Two weeks isn't much, but there were three plane rides and four bus rides involved and I wanted something sturdy, but also small enough that I could lug around super conveniently. I had seen this pack in a North Face store prior and the material felt super strong for the damage I was about to do to it. It's also water-resistant (proof?), which saved my clothing in the rain, also what I wanted it for.
I packed very specifically, but was able to fit the following:
Seven shirts, three leggings, a pair of jeans, base layer (shirt & pants), climbing shoes, flip-flops, three beanies, seven pairs of underwear and seven pairs of socks, three bras, pajamas (shorts & shirt), all toiletries, small bag of all electronics needed, and still had the two pockets on the sides to spare. I was able to strap my rain jacket and puffy to the bottom when it was too hot or dry to wear. (Yes, I'm talkin' 30L, folks!)
My biggest concern before heading out was the drawstring to cinch it closed. It feels flimsy and I was afraid that would break right away. To my happy surprise, it's still holding up strong.
If I could give this pack ten stars, I would. For what I used it for and what I will be using it for, it's solid.
Now that I'm back from Europe, this will be my go-to day pack for the crag when I don't have to bring my rope. Next stop, Red Rock!