I had my beloved pack stolen in a very messed up situation, and came upon the Bora as a replacement. I have comfortably traveled with this pack for five months at a time storing my life inside of it, and it was functional as well as comfortable. The kangaroo pocket is great for quick access to gear, and I loved the detachable top- it was big enough to wear as a backpack (over the shoulder/back) not only as a hip pack (which I appreciated.) Also, the waterproofing was awesome: getting water dumped on it was no problem, even in rainy situations. My only problem with the bag is that I would have liked an additional side zipper for more access, but the top, front, and side access is definitely adequate. Best of all, it is a comfortable pack. I am looking forwards to many more happy voyages with this pack.