My Exo pack performed flawlessly while packing up and down the thick Nasty of the coast range. The way the straps keep the meat tight to your back and up on the load lifters was a truly amazing experience. I have used many packs in my time in the woods, and this pack outperforms or performs just as good as the all the more expensive packs out there. The versatility of the pockets and pack configuration make it the most all-around useful pack I have ever used. Everything is right where you want it to be when you need it. True perfection. Thanks, Exo Mountain Gear!