I purchased a SWD pack 2 years ago and have been in love ever since. I thru-hiked the AT with a heavy Osprey pack in 2014 and am super happy with my decision to go ''ultra-light''. My SWD holds all of my gear comfortably and I've had as much as 7 days worth of food on me at a time. I don't have to worry about carrying a pack cover anymore either, which has been nice -- I use Sea-To-Summit dry-bags for my sleeping bag and clothing and a contractor bag as a liner for everything -- no problems so far! I did apply a seam sealer as well. I also really love how easy it is to remove the frame. Once it's removed, the bag can literally be turned inside out which makes cleaning and any sewing repairs easy. The price point of the SWD pack is great, too -- way lower than some of their bigger named competitors. I'm a trail guide in the Catskills and spend a lot of time on trail, so it's nice to have a good, light-weight, reliable pack. I've recommended it to many of my clients, and I know at least 3 of my recommendations have resulted in happy customers.