Love this backpack. It goes where I go, EVERY DAY! I travel for a living. This backpack was well worth the $$.
It replaced a heavier Swiss Gear pack that only made it three years. I deducted a star for the string pulls though, they can come off the zipper head and I had to squeeze them with a pliers to stop this from happening.
I have searched for great travel packs. I need to go no further. This travel pack by OSPREY holds much. It fits in every overhead compartment I have used, even on the small commuter aircraft. It expands outward, so you can pack many things. But you can also cinch it down to make it compact. Plus, it has numerous compartments for organizing your gear. Lastly, it has a small profile. What do I mean by that? ANSWER: On some occasions, the gate agents would see the previous pack I used, and tell me it was too big and I needed to gate-check the pack. (Translation: Hassle). But this pack by OSPREY has such a manageable (to small) profile, I don't get second looks from gate agents. And for good reason; it fits nearly everywhere.