We purchased a large number of backpacks for a local homeless support center. Had to be roomy, dark in color, lots of zippered options, and other needs. These fit the bill, are comfortable to wear and not as heavy as I had feared. We tested them out and their new owners seem pleased. The support center staff is very happy.
I bought this for an overseas trip. The backpack is very roomy. The zippers are difficult though- I had read the reviews and this was a problems. I tried soap on the zippers and this did not help. I did use these on several trips between countries and it holds a lot. It is a good value for the money.
My husband and I purchased two of these backpacks for a trip to Burma and used them again this year for a three week trip to Africa. No other luggage except a small bag each. They are lightweight and sturdy and can hold enough clothing and toiletries and even a jacket with no problem. We were able to carry them onto the airplane and avoid having to check luggage. The outside pockets are convenient for separating items. My only problem was the top pocket which has netting instead of cloth. The netting tears easily so you cannot put much in the top pocket. Other than that we are very happy with them.
After looking for sometime for a backpack for a very cost conscious husband, he found this one in the dark green color. Very impressed with quality, size, price and how comfortable pack is for him to carry. His lots of pockets and clip on spots for gadgets and gizmos and keys etc. Just ordered similar style of same brand for myself. Would buy another to have a backup for him for if and when this pack ever wears out.