Rating: 4 / 5
The pack is very adjustable, which is nice, but I'd like the shoulder straps to be a little closer together on a woman's bag. I'm 5'6" and 150, (not a small woman) and I had to wear the chest strap to keep the shoulder straps in place.
Waterproof fabric and zippers kept my gear from getting wet when a waterbottle in the outside front compartment leaked, however, he bottom isn't rubberized, so don't sit the bag in a puddle.
I carried 30lbs on a weekend overnight trip, and I think the bag could easily hold the 50lb max for someone of my size.
My only real complaint is that there aren't many pockets: there are two elastic pockets that barely hold water bottles, and there is the detachable fanny/daypack that is the only place you can securely put small personal items.
Overall, it's a nice bag. I paid $250 used and I'm happy with that, but I don't think I would have paid nearly $400 to have the pack new.