This pack is perfect for a good day trip. It has everything I could want. The external shovel/probe pocket is a great idea, the ski carry is so nifty, I love how it works. The camera pocket is great for more than just a camera, I use it for carrying my multitool and other small necessities I bring with... I really love how adjustable the size is, when skiing the resort with a smaller load pulling those four straps tight makes the pack so small that I can easily ride the lift without taking it off. The hydration sleeve is a little tight making getting the reservoir in and out a little difficult but this is a small price to pay for unfrozen water.
Bottom Line: I love this pack it has everything you could ever want for a day of ripping it.