I've used this pack for 2 seasons and it's still in excellent condition - it's super durable. It stays nice and flat on your back (unlike all other board packs), so you can squeeze through tight glades easily and wear it on the lift. It fits plenty for day hikes, but you definitely want a larger pack for over-nighters. You can mount the board vertically or horizontally which is great for hiking or riding a snowmobile. And when you're not using the front pouch for a shovel, it's a great place to stow your jacket. The hydro sleeve works well with a 50oz Camelback, but you could probably go a tad larger(60-70oz maybe?).