I like this pack a lot for many reasons, but I will be the first to tell you it is the last thing to you should take on a mountaineering expedition. Great for day hikes, city walking, I like the chest and waist belt on it as well as the pocket options and main storage compartment. I have overstuffed this thing many a time and it had held up really well. I have even used it on a bike tour when space is at a premium and I need a pack I could bring into town, stead of wearing my handlebar bag as a purse. The durability on it is good, but could be way better. I would be much happier if they would introduce a cordura version instead of this flimsy rip-stop crap.