I love the shoulder and neck padding.
The waist belt really takes the load off your back and neck.
Well organized to keep things where you want them.
Expandable area give you flexibility to care extra gear securely.
Zippers are tough with a flap to keep the rain off them.
Buckles release quickly but also cinch up easily too.
Capacity is just right for my use as a BOB weighing in at about 30 pounds without water.
Bladder pouch has drainage holes for the inevitable spill.
I wish it would standup when I place in down but the balance of the pack is just right for me so lowering the rear section would through that off. Guess there has to be some compromise somewhere.
Pros: Organized, expandable, tough, comfortable
Cons: Will not standup alone
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.