– Grovetown GA
Likes: My son tried it on at a local outfitter and found its adjust-ability to suit him well. He is a younger scout and we felt he can use this all through his teenage years. Even as he grows taller, the straps will accommodate. Especially helpful was the ability to add the 10 liters or not when unneeded.
Dislikes: I would have liked that it came with a raincover, but those are easy to purchase aftermarket.
Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
Likes: very light
– lancaster NY
Likes: Very light
Keeps back cool on long hikes
Perfect for 4-5 day trips
Dislikes: Could've used more easy access pockets
– Miami FL
Likes: The blue color was darker than the picture indicated- love the color. Surprisingly great quality in its construction. I am presently way overweight (260 lbs, was 175 lbs). There are no high quality shops in my area to try-on first; my research lead me to this model due to its wide range of adjustability. Tested at home with about 20 lbs and moderately stuffed. I love it, what a relief knowing that it fits OK and will only get better as I lose weight. This pack is huge inside but seems compact from the outside. Love it.
Dislikes: I knew ahead of time that this pack has limited external storage pockets, and was a little concerned. With the pack in hand, I see sufficient attachment points and the ability to store items under the side compression straps if need be. Since I will not be doing any Artic expeditions anytime soon, I do not forsee the need for much external storage. Being nitpicky, the only less than positive comment might be the water bottle pouches seem small and hard to access, but I have no doubt I can easily deal with it,
Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
Likes: Love everything about this pack
Dislikes: Would be great to have a detachable pack for on belt
– Montoursville PA
Likes: I am very please with this pack - and I'm picky. Very light - good when I carried 38 pounds for a week. Seemed sturdy, very comfortable - no sweating on my back.
Dislikes: Nothing - I really thought it was excellent. Material thin, but very durable. Not a lot of "pockets" like my previous backpack, but also almost 3 pounds lighter - and currently I'm into - minimal weight.
– Columbus OH
Likes: For the price this is the best lightweight backpack you can buy. I previously had the Osprey Atmos and it didn't provide enough lumbar support for me. This pack is very comfortable and the aircontact system keeps my back cool. The adjustability provides a perfect fit. The extra 10 liters is perfect for those extra long hikes or mountaineering trips.
Dislikes: The only thing i wish this had were straps on the bottom of the pack to carry a folding sleeping pad. We often go camping with our kids so i need to carry some extra gear and this pack doesn't provide much outside storage for an extra pad.
– marietta GA
Likes: I like how you can adjust the torso to just about any size needed without much effort. The buckles at first seemed delicate, but they have yet to fail on me so they must be tough enough. I really like the Aircontact system. I still get hot while backpacking, but nowhere near as much as the other packs I have used. The hipbelt is also one of the most comfortably I have tried in this class of packs
Dislikes: One thing I did not like was that the compression straps constantly slip. You have to keep constantly tightening them. I found that by passing the straps through the buckles twice allowed the buckles to grip the straps better.
– Long Island City NY
Likes: This is an amazing pack. It is extremely light and can be expanded to 75 Liters quite easily. The zippers are high strength and the pockets are quite convenient.
Dislikes: The stuff pocket in the front is ok, but I would prefer a zipper down the front for easy access to the main compartment.
– Atlanta GA
Likes: Pack is supercomfortable, especially compared with my 15 year old Gregory Pack. It packs easily and has a good compromise of weight to pack size. Appears very well made, but we will see if it stands the test of time.
Dislikes: None yet.