Perfect size pack, lots of internal space, love the way the back zips away and opens out completely. And many external compartments for easy access.
I’m completely obsessed with this pack. And totally blown away by the price considering how quality it is. It fits perfect, very comfortable. I was able to pack everything for a 10 day backpacking trip in Spain in this bag and kept it under 20lbs. Seriously amazing. Highly recommend!!
This bag stood up to constant abuse over 7 weeks; under, in, and on top of buses, on the plane, and on my back. The two front zip compartments were perfect for my raincoat and travel towel, the side zip pockets held my liquids and the shoe compartment could fit my trainers, converses, sandals and flipflops (size 5, YMMV). I didn't think I'd use the detachable day bag but it became a very useful addition for carrying spare hoodies and raincoats. The detachable rain cover was nice and thick, and the ability to tighten the drawstring and carry it by the handles was very good for hopping on and off boats and buses in the rain. The small zip pockets on the waist strap were brilliant for keeping my phone and wallet in in cities when I didn't want to be rooting around in my bag.
The straps and back padding felt comfortable. We were travelling in 30 degree heat and up to 90% humidity so my back would get sweaty - I think this would have happened with any bag. All of the zips and clips seemed sturdy and the fabric of the bag was nice and thick. While the bright blue looked very new at first, it was nice being able to easily differentiate my bag from all the red and black bags around!
As long as you have OCD the backpack will help you.