Just got the pack, so I will update later as to durability. Quality is top notch, you can see and feel it. Thoughtful design, perfect craftsmanship, stitching is strong and heavy in the right spots. Straps dont budge after tightening. More possibilities than you can imagine. Now, what the description doesnt tell you. The water bladder spot holds a 3-liter camelback, and has a centered pass through. The mini pack on the back has one too!!! The padding around the hips is great, and would fit a big guy (Im 5 '10", 200lb), and its cinched down far to fit me. The material is fairly quiet, but not silent. I asked the company about its water resistance, and it is treated but not waterproof. The full length dual side, quad zipper, main access is impressive. You can get gear from any angle in the main compartment. For this price, you will find no other pack anywhere close.