This pack is perfect. I feel like we were made for each other honestly. The fleece-lined goggle pocket is GRRREAT! When I get done driving up to the mountian I put my sunglasses in there and pull my goggles out. The snowboard carry system has come in handy more times than I can count. Though my board when attached tends to hit the back of my legs when I walk. So I would not suggest it for long hikes. But I cannot complain rather than 2 trips to the hut or lodge I can make it in one with hardly any effort it seems. I am 5'9 and I don't feel like I am carrying a little pack on my back it fits comfortably. I admit when I first got it for Xmas I was dissappointed thinking it would be a bit bigger but it after trying it out it has been great!