Author: D. Carr (Albuquerque)
I had the previous model from this company for 4 years, so I bought this new one once that one wore out. It is good, but there are a few issues:1. The zippers are sticky. I am hoping this will wear off after some use, but it is pretty annoying. If you open them fast enough, they usually don't stick.2. Not enough shallow pockets. Those two pockets on the front narrow and deep, so if you put small things into them, you will basically have to empty the pockets in order to dig things out. There are very almost no pockets or compartments where you can put small things without losing them.3. Don't even bother with the water bottle holder, You have to be a contortionist to get the water bottle out while wearing the backpack.It seems to be a robust backpack, but that can only be measured over a long time.