It feels like it should be a great pack. The suspension and fit are great. Where it fails it fails REALLY bad. I loved it on my first trip, it bugged me on the second, and it broke and damn near killed me on the third trip.- I constantly have to tighten belts, straps, etc as the pack gets really loose after 20 minutes of hiking- Hip Strap BROKE on the third outing. Unfortunately it happened on ice, at 9000 feet on my way to Camp Muir with a 50 lb load. The last 1 mile and 1500 feet were torture.So basically the buckles don't stay tight and the hip strap is horribly designed. I think that about covers it. There are much better packs out there, avoid this one.