Product Review (submitted on May 18, 2013):
I submitted a review in April after having just received my pack,and was impressed in the quality and workmanship upon opening the package. Now after having carried it on several snow shoe outings and hikes, Im even more impressed. I did use Nikwax brand of waterproofing ( cloth and leather ) on the bag and straps and even in a late spring record snow fall for Alaska, this thing shed water and snow like a duck's backside. i tend to " over pack " and the roominess of the main bag is more then ample for all my gear. Several times folks have commented on the "coolness" of this pack and asked Where did i get it. I did add a piece of closed cell foam pad ( cut to fit ) to slip in the pack so that pointy/ hard items wont rub against my back. I am extremely pleased with this pack !
I would highly recommend this pack for serious hikers, trekkers, backpackers and for everyday use, and ... if ya want to be " COOL "