Took a couple spills with this pack on and still looks as new as the day it was purchased. The water reservoir fits nicely along with a puffy, extra pair of socks and a couple sandwiches. Fit is snug while skiing and hipbelt pockets are handy while on the move.
Fantastic comfort, durability, great pockets and use of space. All the straps have a purpose, so this packpack is good for people who don't like extra/pointless straps dangling around. I use this for everything from school to cold-weather hiking. Also, it fits my ski boots in the well pocket and is excellent for hiking up with your skis. Interesting design allows for easy well pocket access while your skis are still attached; zipper opens like a suitcase to expose the entire well.