The backpack is a really reliable one, but there are a few flaws and improvements that need to be addressed :
1. The bottle compartments on the side are really small to hold firm a litre water bottle. Chances are that the bottle will fall once you place the bag horizontal somewhere (as I lost mine).
2. Enlargement is not the only flaw with the bottle compartments. The design should have been such that the bottles should be easy to reach and easy to put back (maybe the opening could be slanted towards the back of the bag). Whenever I had to take out my bottle, I had to ask for help from a fellow trekker, or put down the bag to take out the bottle.
3. I believe the breathability would have been more had it been an air suspension mechanism(something like forclaz air models), instead of the porous foam.
4. The self-adjusting back is a little flimsy, and doesn't really lock in at the desired position.
Despite all these areas of improvements, its a reliable and a good looking product.
Comfortable and durable and best choice for trekking.
Loving the way I can easily adjust it, it's very comfortable, even when filled to the max and heavy. Love it.
Comfortable to wear even when heavy
Very comfortable and a good size for carrying everything needed for a day on the hills.
Satisfactory for urban hiking
Side pockets not reachable when wearing the
I've used this for weekends backpacking on the hills and its just the right size for all me gear: tent, bag, mat, clothes, stove etc. Most of the volume us in the main space which can be split into two near the bottom, where there us also a zip for getting access so you don't have to empty the bag to take out items at the bottom of your bag. It's solidly constructed with reinforcements, strong cloth etc. The fitting system is instant and effective. It's lighter than other sacksat the price, showerproof, comfortable, stable and looks OK. I've nothing bad to say about it.
Very well designed bag. The Easy Fit adjustment is a really good idea and is comfortable. Good access to bag via different zipping arrangements. Hidden pockets inside Great idea, plus hidden compartment for external rain cover. Well Done Great buy