I mean that in every sense. This is nowhere near as light-weight as the hiking packs you'll find at the outdoor stores, even the framed models. But this thing feels like it would make it through several tours of duty and be completely unscathed. You just have to decide what's more important to you, less weight or truly rugged construction.
Pros: Strength, Build Quality
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.