this is an awesome pack, i havent used it on any backcountry adventures but using it as day pack around the resort is pretty sweet. Hydration compatible is really nice, the backpack is pretty low profile, not a hassle on the lift, straps/belt are comfortable but pretty sweaty (but remain stink free). goggle pocket is big enough for my von zipper feenoms. stuff is as full as you can and then the compression straps will take it down about a third size, i LOVE that. not a fan of the lack of pockets but this is a sweet pack regardless. plus goin on 3 years and its indestructable.