Rating: 5 / 5
Only used once but so impressed I feel I can already offer a positive review. I use a large size so just over 1 kg, medium is just under. (the large size is more 65L, 4000 c.i) The build quality is great, as are the materials used. It is very weather resistant, have had it out in a moderate downpour and nowhere leaked. I just find it so comfortable, the way the ventalated back panel rides close to my back is great. The mesh pockets are also great, 2 side, 1 back, 2 shoulder and the webbing chain on the hipbelt should prove useful. The pack is light inside making items easy to find. I did read a couple of web reviews before I brought it that rated it and they were spot on. A fantastic pack thats light, versatile and well made. I know that this pack would be to big for many lightweight backpackers but it does provide a lightweight way to compress the back of the pack as well as the sides and you could add a couple more turns to the roll top closure. You can choose to have the bottom compression cords on the inside or outside the pockets. As you can tell I'm more than a little impressed, not very often I feel the need to write a review.
Just adding: you can remove the frame and hipbelt.