Keep in mind that I haven't yet used this pack. I'll update this review after I have; this is only an initial impression. I've mainly used The North Face packs for years, but I needed something larger. I am by no means a light backpacker (I'm a man, 40+ lbs doesn't bother me). This pack suits me perfectly. Most TNF packs this size are twice the price, as well as other brands. The quality feels superb, equal to TNF packs. The material feels strong and all zips are YKK. The padding on the back and straps is super plush and thick. I love the pockets and attachment points all over the pack. I give this pack an A++. Perfect for longer trips.