Reviewed by The boot from SoCal on Thursday, January 26, 2012
I bought this pack mainly to haul my climbing gear from home to gym to whatever outdoor spot I want, and also have enough room for other extras. I also wanted the pack to easily do many other things such as multi-day hiking/camping trips and general traveling. This pack does the trick perfectly. Because of the unique zip opening for the main compartment, everything is so easily accessible its almost like a duffel. The bottom compartment (removable divider) is perfect for stuff you want to keep separate and will easily fit a sleeping bag. Another feature they don't mention on STP is that the hipbelt is removable: great if you're just using the pack for shorter hauls and don't want the belt flapping around. Material is very durable, good heavy duty zippers. Compression straps in right places. Very comfortable and customized fit due to Vaude's adjustable system. And finally, the red color is perfect. Great quality German engineering. I love this pack and look forward to many years of multi-purpose use.