I was looking for a smaller sized pack. i currently have the north face recon and it's simply too big as a school backpack and a pack for skiing. My ski's fit perfectly to this pack and there is plenty of room however it's still small. I would DEFINITELY RECOMMEND this product to anyone who wants a small extremely durable pack. The insulated straw on the shoulder is going to be amazing once i hit the slopes this winter. The shoulder straps are very cushioned and everything feels durable, yet very plush and comfortable. The padding on the back provides a very comfortable feeling regardless of what is inside the pack. As soon as i open this product, i was blow away by the quality!