So close - but irritating niggles
This is a good looking and well put together bag - for the price - superb.
Mine has been skiing, done a week of cross country ski-touring in the arctic and many hikes in the heat in Hong Kong.
Sadly I can’t be sure this was properly tested by the designers.
1) As mentioned in the other reviews - the frame in the back takes up far too much space. It also makes the bag a pain to pack into a hold-all (I use a berghaus leviathan 70 and i manage to squash it into the top, or strap it to the outside)
2)...having this issue meant I chose to put it in the hold for the flights to Norway. It arrived minus the chest strap - because it’s just clipped around a type rather than strapped around.
3) I would have gladly paid another few £’s for it to have extended padding around the waist - with pockets for small items.
It’s a great bag though. I’ve never found it uncomfortable - and I say this about to take it to the Himalayas for a week of trekking.
Worth the money - absolutely.
Would I spend a bit more next time? Yes I would.