I received this as a gift 2 years ago. The only difference between then and now are the colors available. I use this pack for my day to day around campus. Fits all of my stuff perfectly and the synch straps on the side pack it nice and small. Use this when skiing out west last year and it was wonderful. Worked great for in-resort hikes and semi-backcountry areas. Sleeve for hydration tube was great as well. Would buy this pack over and over again.