I was looking for a pack that wasn't too big and wasn't too small for a hike in Peru. I was torn between this pack and a NorthFace pack. Honestly, the reason why I chose this one is because it came in teal. Teal is my favorite color, and you can sell me anything, so long as it's teal. I am completely obsessed. Anyway, as I was saying, I'm glad that I went with this pack because it has everything that I need in a pack. It has tons of storage, and it helps keep me stuff organized, and keeps my most needed items easily accessible. I would definitely recommend this pack to anyone. I can't wait to take it with me as I backpack through Europe this summer!