Is it expensive? Yes. But if you take good care of it this backpack will last you for years to come. In my opinion it’s worth it to spend a little extra money for the quality.
Switched from a Camelbak to this, and I was blown away by how thought out and well made it was! Quality is top notch and the design is optimized perfectly for ease of use, comfort, and accessibility! Very easy to fill with absolutely NO LEAKS! The position of the bite valve, when stuck to the magnet, is perfect and it makes it effortless to reach down, grab it, drink, and secure without even looking down!! Super secure and comfortable on your back with just the right amount of storage! Nothing negative about this pack except maybe a little larger than I need on shorter rides, but I know I will be thankful for it on longer adventures!