Exactly what I needed. When I go on extended trips, I like to be able to venture out on day hike while leaving most of my gear at my base camp. This allows me to pack this pack along with my other gear, then take day trips using this bag that can hold well enough gear for a day hike or even more if needed. I like the quality, how well it packs down, and the size of the pack. All my requirements of what I was looking for are met and exceeded with this pack.