This back pack is rugged, sleek, and very roomy. I like the extra straps on top and bottom for sleeping pad/tent, and loop for hatchet. Frame kept my back cool in hot weather and distributed the load. For me it was a little different having one large pocket, but many hiking packs are like that and ill get used to it and/or compartmentalize my items. I bought an alice buckle waist pad, and it didn't seem be completely compatible but i got it on and I do feel it was worth it. I've read many people don't like the lack of shoulder strap padding on these Swedish packs, and although I didn't hike too far with it, it didn't bother me.
This is a nice pack at a great price. The buckles are a little slow when opening compared to plastic clips, but once you get used to it, it's no big deal. It's very roomy. Plenty of room for gear and clothes. Attaching extra items to the frame is easy. Also, there is a 1'x1' compartment with elastic inside. Fits my 15" laptop comfortably. Nice.