I've only had experiences with the it's ancestor, the flash 30, which I love. It's perfect for 3-season weekends, and loads up to 15lbs in general. Sectionhiker.com has a review of the stoke 29, and it seems like they have only improved upon the flash 30's design. The only thing I don't like about the stoke 29 is that really beefy padding on the backpanel that looks like it would be impossible to remove.
I found the flash 30 to be a lil short in torso length though, and I'm unsure if this carried over to the stoke 29. I'm typically a medium, but would have gone for a large in the flash 30 if I could do it again (I only have an 18.5" torso). I'm pretty sure you can trim the weight of the stoke 29 down, especially if you are into MYOG and convert the lid to a roll top.