Purchased in black in May 2013. Used this pack as a day pack and short hike pack on a trip to Alaska. It was comfortable and durable and seemed to be of quality construction, including stitching and zippers. Wide rain flap on zipper was appreciated. The pack was also good at repelling light rains. Both my husband and I liked the shape of the pack and the pocket construction of its back.
Cons: We found the two mesh pockets on the front fairly useless unless the items put in them were tall enough to be held in place by the upper straps. We lost a water bottle and a new Patagonia hat which both fell out of the pockets at some point on the trail. Perhaps if we'd cinched the straps a little snugger, this would not have happened, but we didn't trust the pockets after that. I know it's a light duty pack, but I would like to have had some loops or clips on the outside to attach carabiners.