Owned this for a about 4 years and it has served me well. I've used it for everything from summer backpacking trips in Utah to winter glacier traverses in Alaska. It's a good pack, but I'm trying to upgrade it to something a little more technical for winter trips. I took it to a seamstress to add some gear loops on the bottom of the pack for strapping a sleeping pad or something to the bottom. Backpack has been cleaned, photos are a little older. The female buckle on one of the straps holding the brain down has broken on one side, and to be honest I'm surprised hasn't broken all the way, especially after carrying ~60lbs on my last winter trip, it still working just fine.