Man was I surprised at the quality that was apparent straight out of the box. I tested this on a small ride using the water bladder and stashing some tools and a lunch in the outside pocket. I wish I had pulled the pin on this sooner, $100.00 (ish), secure on the trail, more storage, easy to fill and way better material than the camlebak that I have used for years.
The pack speaks for itself. This is well worth the money, compared to others. I've had others. Dennis Kirk pricing was the best online. Was delighted with the fast shipping and excellent communications regarding shipping progress. With the vast majority of online sources, communications can be the differentiator. DK is excellent.