Pros: - price - fairly durable, heavy duty zipper, beefy zipper tabs, ect.. - strong material - comfortable cushioning - Asthetically AMAZING!! - Tons of loops for carabiners - Very large capacity in a small package - highly adjustable in every way. Cons: - single stitched - side pads on waist strap are not removable - I wish their was velcro on the top front pocket like alot of other packs I see on here. All in all I am VERY pleased with this pack and I will purchase from MLC again. Shipping was lightning fast. The pros far out weigh the cons, which is mostly nitpicking. You shouldn't buy this pack if your going to put 'extreme' wear because it's not designed for 'super high' levels of abuse. Great for 'moderate to heavy' applications though. I would buy this for a relative or close friend, it's that good.