I bought this to use for skiing this winter, but my school backpack ripped right before i got this pack and i thought that it was going to be too small for all my stuff...... wow was i wrong. Everyday i carry 2 2 inch binders, my 15 inch laptop, and one or two textbooks. even with all this stuff it feels lighter on my back than my old swiss army one. Plus everyone thinks it looks cool too. Now on to the features, i find new things that this bag could do everyday. The pocket on the waist strap is perfect for a cellphone, right at your hands even if the strap is not buckled. From reviews i had read i thought the google pocket was going to be small but my Von Zipper's and Oakley Crowbar's fit fine. If you have seen videos of the pack on youtube it says that the ski carry adjustment loop is on the upper right side, with this bag it is different it is in the front pocket on the right (took me a while to find it) As for the ski carry system.. it fits everything from my Anthem's to my 2011 Ep Pro's. I dont have a snowboard but it definitely works. I highly recommend this bag to anyone who wants one that looks cool and is functional from the slopes to the hallways.
Now onto the bad parts... there is really only one and its not really that big of a deal, but the adjustable straps are really really long at the ends on all the buckles. but you can just cut them and burn them to stop them from fraying then resewing the loops so it wont come out of the buckle
i tried to be thorough with this to help the consumer.
Its definitely worth the price, but shop around a little i got mine off ebay for $95 (sorry Backcountry)
so buy one! thanks EP for the great stuff