I am sending the pack back only because it is intended for an experienced packer that knows exactly what to take and can live light. I, on the other hand, have never spent the night in the woods while hiking. I had great intentions when I ordered it but after getting it in, I realize I need something larger for myself. As far as the pack goes itself, it's amazing. It looks extremely well made, is light and seems quite practical. Until I gain experience out on the trail, I am going to try to get something larger that gives me room to mess up a bit. So basically, what it comes down to, is that I should have made a smarter decision from the beginning and just got something more suited to my experience level or lack thereof.