I have been a professional guide, working for Outward Bound, NOLS and the Wilderness Education Association, and have owned and used packs from Lowe, the North Face, Gregory, Kelty, Dana Deisgnes and even a custom pack from Synergy Systems (back in the 80s). The Mystery Ranch harness in these packs is amazing. The construction is amazing. Outfit it with some multicam pockets from your choice of supplier and a waterproof cover and your BOB is set in stone.
Pros: Extremely well made and rugged
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.