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Great features, but not made well
on June 18, 2017
After about a year and half:
The bag is comfortable, can carry a lot of gear, and the padded external pocket (tablet pocket) is convenient. The camera access is inconvenient as I haven't figured out a comfortable way to get my camera out without taking the bag completely off, but the removable gear organizer is pretty great.
Outside of the difficulty getting to gear with the bag on (as opposed to a side-access pocket), the only other issue I have with this product is the build quality. Day one, one of the side pockets got a hole in it from a large water bottle (one I always travel with and haven't had issues with other bags when using). It looks like the pocket was stretched too much and tore. The tear is getting worse with more use unfortunately. There's also way too much fraying on the stitching. I have flown with this bag less than 10 times and hiked maybe 15 times with it and do not think the amount of stitching issues are acceptable. I don't think I can depend on this bag to hold up to what I would consider normal wear and tear and am currently looking for a replacement