- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I love this backpack. It is very versatile and looks like it will last for many years. It has a lot of pockets making organizing easy. The exterior top pocket for keys, glasses, phone and other items you want handy is awesome. It is great that this pocket it on the top back of the pack. It protects everything in it better than if it was on the front. I love the big loops at the top of the pack. They allow you to grab and carry it easily. I love the ease of access the full zippers provide and the big adjustable water bottle sleeve. I use this as my bouldering pack to carry food, water, clothes, climbing shoes, chalk, etc.
The only negatives for my specific use is the interior laptop sleeve as I never use this pack for carrying a laptop, however I use this sleeve to store my guide book or other items I want to protect. A second small water bottle sleeve or exterior pocket for trash would be nice. One negative is when I carry it on my front with a bouldering pad on my back, it is a little tall and hits my chin. (I'm 5'3" so I doubt this is an issue for many people.) Finally, I would love if it came with thin bungee cord on the front of the pack to allow for easier storing of extra layers or other items. I plan to buy some cord, but it would be nice if the pack already had this.
This is a great pack and I highly recommend it. I would immediately buy it again if needed.