May 25, 2011
I actually use this pack primarily for biking on my commute. I have used it pretty much every day for three years now, and it is in just as good of shape as when I got it. It is amazing. It is probably the most comfortable pack I have ever owned. While biking I do not use the hip belt, and I often carry heavy loads, including paperwork, laptop, supplies, lunch, etc, and I hardly even notice it even on the heaviest days. The shoulder straps and nicely molded and fit my back perfectly. The air flow design does an excellent job of getting rid of moisture and keeping the back dry, even on hot days with lots of traffic. When I have used it for hiking as a day pack, the hipbelt has been very comfortable and distributes the weight well. It holds a surprising amount of supplies for the look of the bag, and I can get all the supplies I need for heavy, full day trips.