I own this pack and have used it a lot from a day climbing to a bikepacking and everything in between. I really like the simple design, there are no gimmicks in this back and it functions as such. I really like that there is not a "brain" on this pack. On smaller packs I tend to find that the brain doesnt ever sit right on the pack when it is not fully loaded. The only think I think that would make this pack better would be to have top attachment points for ice tools. You could use the zig zag cord to secure then but I feel that the zig zag cord would wear quickly.Overall, you should get this pack for all your day adventure needs.