Loved this pack for my teen daughter. She uses it for family trips, sleep overs and retreats. It is a suitcase and backpack all in one! The sturdiness to take the toughest treatment (hello, airport baggage handler) and yet practically laid out so you can unzip it like a small suitcase and see everything at once. Sweet!
I wanted a pack for 3 weeks in Europe, but not the "just throw all your stinky crap in it and hope for the best" kind of pack. I wanted a "Yes, this is a backpack that could be badass, but it also happens to be extremely civil" backpack. I love the size and weight, but the big seller for me was something simple. The zipper zips all the way around the front, like a suitcase, so you can flip back the whole front panel to reveal your contents. No more rummaging around blindly in the dark recesses of your pack. We loved it so much we bought one for everyone in our family! A big expense but I feel like it was well worth it considering the quality, plus Osprey's guarantee that lasts forever.