Pros: easy access and comfortable on day tours
Cons: water will freeze in mouthpiece
I have used this pack on numerous sidecountry trips and well as day trips into the backcountry. Easy access to the various compartments which are well organized. Easily contains all of the equipment necessary for day trips into bc. comfortable to wear. Only downside is the mouthpiece freezes easily and you must blow the water back into the hydration pack to keep it from freezing. Other than that it is an outstanding pack.