Verified Buyer Reviewed by Smooth Sailor from Bay Area, CA on Thursday, December 17, 2015
I have been searching for somewhat larger backpack with generous side pockets for water bottles (I don't use hydration bladders, but this pack can accommodate it if you want) and this one is exactly what I was looking for. It can also be converted into a city/work backpack by removing the hip belt. Plenty of pockets to organize things, yellow pack rain cover, loop for hiking poles, perfectly padded back, hip belt (removable) and straps. It has all the functionalities of a hiking pack while looking as a day pack. Ideally, I wanted the grey color, but only black was available. However, it looks very good and more formal in black. Very happy with it, more than I expected. Great quality.

p.s. It seems to be getting harder and harder to find a decent pack that doesn't come in 'search-and-rescue' screaming, annoying colors and with side pockets that can actually accommodate bottles.
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