Reviewed by Hiker from Niagara Falls, NY on Monday, August 13, 2012
I took this pack on a weekend backpacking trip and enjoyed it, as long as it was cinched up properly on my back. It was my first backpacking trip, so I was hoping for some more instructions on how to properly fit the pack and put it on. It didn't come with any documentation other than how to adjust the waist belt. It did feel comfortable, no extra rubbing on the shoulders or hips. I had 35 pounds in it, which was a bit too much (although it is rated to 40 lbs). I found it easy to load and I like the 2 extra outside pockets, plus the side zipper gets you access to almost anything inside. One downfall is that it doesn't come with a pack cover. It also doesn't have a sleeping bag compartment, but my bag was able to fit all the way at the bottom. I really like the bluebird color, it makes it look more feminine. I would give it 5 stars if it came with a rain cover.
Best Uses: Extended Hikes, Light Loads
Cons: No pack cover
Describe Yourself: Casual Adventurer
Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Load, Good Suspension, Highly Adjustable