Great pack for backpacking
I like a little bit of extra room just for versatility. This pack fits those needs. I've gone on climbing trips and have fit everything extra from photography gear, including a tripod, helmet, harness, chalk bag + the rest of the essentials on my flight as a carry on on a technicality. Was able to carry all of it without much of an issue but still had room left. This was my first time using this bag, and tbh the first time I went on a backpacking trip. Since then, i've been on many more but this pack has been great. It's light weight, fits whatever I need, and is modular. If you are someone that counts every oz that you carry, I'm sure there are some better options. From a practicality standpoint, this pack checks all of the boxes, and I've never felt that what I was carrying was too much, especially not because of the weight of this bag.
Would recommend to a friend.