I bought this for my fiance' to use as a day hike and overall outdoor recreation backpack. I have a camelback hawg that's 6 years old and I've used it hard. I've crashed on it, thrown it down 50+ foot cliffs and not a single thing has broken off, or a single stitch broken off. I expect the same from this pack, because it seems to be built just as well as mine. It has plenty of pouches, and has a nice place to put a jacket on the outside. So far, she and I are very pleased. Great hydration pack!!