Moving for from Gregory this is my first Osprey pack and I love it so far. Lots of organization and feels light for what it can carry. It can be cinched up compact if you are not carrying a heavy load. The outside h20 pocket is worth getting this pack for. I have not had it long so time will tell if it holds up as well as my other Gregory bags.
"I have come to expect more from Osprey. Not very durable."
I have been an Osprey fan for almost 20 years. My older packs have held up well but this one did not follow that trend. On my first real outing with this pack (5 days in the back country/wilderness area of Joshua Tree) it suffered from a broken buckle, and rips to every mesh pocket on the pack. Also, when the 3 liter bladder is full and in the panel built for it, it bulges through the back panel. Other than that it was fine. Fit was good, weight distribution was fine, and there is plenty of room. But overall I am a bit bummed with the performance. I will say that when I called Osprey they were extremely responsive and offered to send me free buckles, and a repair kit for free. They also offered to repair the mesh pockets if I send it in to them. I just don't have the time to send it in right now. Next time, I thin think I will go with a no frills, slick pack.
this pack is very light when it is empty so it wont add extra weigth for your travels. comfy straps for long trips and many pockets to keep things seperated along with places to attach things on the outside.
Took this pack thru the Grand Canyon and it exceeded all my expectations. Very comfortable through light to heavy loads. Placement for the hydration bladder is definitely an upgrade from previous versions.
"Great pack, plenty of pockets for organization."
Just got this pack and took it on a four day trip. It worked great. Had several younger kids so I was stuck with pretty heavy load, over 60 pounds when water was full. Harness handled everything great. I could adjust it so pack was just off my back (to breath better) for the easy sections and tug on the load leveler would tighten everything up for the trickier sections. Hip belt took about a day and then it was perfect for me. I got a size medium and that was great for me, about 5' 8", 170 lbs.