This backpack is a perfect starter for anyone looking for high-volume backpacks. The design allows for both EDC and Bug-out, and the storage volume is huge! The waist strap easily tucks away into the bag, and the optics pocket is quite stiff.
THIS IS THE MOST COMFORTABLE PACK I HAVE EVER USED. I USED A SLING PACK WITH A SINGLE STRAP FOR MY EDC BAG BUT FOUND CARRYING IT LONG DISTANCES UNCOMFORTABLE. AFTER 10 MILES MY SHOULDER AND NECK WERE JUST SCREAMING. I RAN THIS PACK LOADED WITH 30 POUNDS OF GEAR FOR 10 MILES AND COULD EASILY GO ANOTHER 10 MILES OF ROUGH TERRAIN. I HAVE RUN HIGH END BLACKHAWK AND CAMELBACK PACKS. THIS PACK EASILY BEATS EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER USED. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.