This is the best backpack at the best value you'll ever find. Have had mine for 6 years of heavy use, barley a scratch on it. It's a heavy bag, which is the only downside. Built to last, they can take a bit to break in but are comfortable with appropriate loads. I took my bag to a saddle maker, seeing if he knew where I could get similar rivets and buckles that these bags have for my own projects. He told me they don't make anything like this anymore and if you wanted to make a bag to the same quality as these, it would be over 500$+. Very waterproof aswell, 'aybe not as much as a sea line bag but not far off. Buy one.