I havn't actually used this yet, but I do like the large compartments that will carry a lot's of gear. I like the ski carry system which allows for much wider skies than previous versions and seems more substantial. Goggle and camera compartments are a nice feature.
I bought this for my 13 yr. old son who uses it for school and snowboarding. It has lots of room for books, lunch, but also will carry his snowboard, shovel and anything else he needs out on the slopes. He loves the bold colors too.