Rating: 5 / 5
I have used this pack a total of 17 days this summer, including 15 on a thru-hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail.
The pack volume and design suit my needs perfectly for carrying up to 5 days worth of food, and if I lighten my gear more, I'm confident I could be supplied for up to 7 days.
Fit and comfort are great due to adjustable torso length, fully padded hipbelt, and loadlifter straps.
The roll-top closure, hydration tube port, and side pocket access, all of which were given negative reviews here and elsewhere on the older version, were not a problem for me with the newer version.
One small improvement I would make would be to add length to the three compression webbing straps across the front of the pack, and the top strap over the top of the pack, giving more room to externally store shelters and closed cell foam sleeping pads.
The one problem I faced I believe to be by chance, and not a design flaw, but about half way through the hike the optional aluminum stays broke through the fabric at the bottom of the pack.
I carried the pack using only a 3-section folded blue foam pad as a virtual frame for the rest of the trip (one week) with no problems, leading me to believe the stays were not needed, and that my pack weight didn't cause the failure.
When I returned Six Moon Designs immediatly responded (on a Sunday) to my email, and asked for the pack for repair.