"Made for the trekker/backpacker/cyclist who wants high quality without spending tons of money."
High scores in durability, comfort, storage space, pocket placement. It had enough storage for the supplies I needed for 90 mile hike in which I took a lot of photo gear. One of the cool things about this bag: it's pretty darn versatile. I was toting a 10lb. tripod and this bag was able to handle that and still be pretty comfortable to wear - which speaks to its great design. This is a great pack, and one that's worth the extra $50 over something cheaper with similar dimensions. Just to be fair, though, this doesn't mean it's indestructible. Mine has a few frays in various spots, but the material is strong enough that the frays haven't morphed into gaping holes.