I bought this pack for my son last Christmas. He loves the pack and it is heavy duty but consider the following:
1. It sticks out behind the wearer more than it appears in the pic.
2. It's damn near impossible to hang any Molle items on the side. The stitching is way too close and a standard Molle strap is too big.
3. When you hang anything on the front, it makes it stick out even further. When he is on a hike, if he turns around too quickly, he knocks people out of the way.