Hello there. I purchased with primary mission as a backcountry ski pack to help me ski the extreme vertical shoots of Grand Teton National Park. We've had too much snow this year to get all gnarly so I've taken it meadow skipping and it has been great. I fit all of my avy tools in the water bladder pocket and put my water up on the left shoulder strap with other bottles stored away in the pack. Food and weed and other necessary stuff goes in the right strap and my spare clothing, food, water and other stuff goes in the pack. There's a sly little zippered pouch that perfectly fits a sunglass case, keys, and a headlamp. I haven't packed it full (thank god) but could see it as a contender for a three day two night frolick into the Wind River range. Great pack. My friends call it my Ultimate Erection pack. They are jealous of my erection.