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.