Product Review (submitted on July 19, 2010):
I've carried this pack for 7 summers on multiple BWCA trips, and it's never let me down. Two improvements I would suggest:
1. Get rid of the canvas shoulder straps! After 3 days of sun and bug bites, the LAST thing I want to have mashing into my shoulders are two dirty, grit filled, rough canvas shoulder straps! The simple leather straps that are standard issue on all othe Duluth Packs would be a MAJOR improvements. I personally had mine replaced with the deluxe straps, and look forward to using it this summer!
2. A couple of lash points on top for raingear/drying stuff would be great.
3. I'd love to see it souped up a bit like the new "northwoods pack"- the sleeves behind the two front pockets are brilliant!