I bought the kids pack because I am a smaller individual myself. It is just want I needed. I got a wicked deal on the pack and bought the camelpack separately. Overall, I only ended up spending 55 bucks! I get lots of compliments on the pack and I use it for just about everything. Haven't used it on the slopes yet because its off season but I've taken it camping, hiking, on vacation and I even love it for everyday use around town. I would deff recommend it for anyone that doesn't need a large pack, and just wants to carry the essentials.