Nice product, much better price than camping store
Have not used in desert yet, but has worked well in basic use around the neighborhood. Seems well-constructed, is pretty lightweight.
Very comfortable backpack.
If you hike in Florida, a hydration pack is a must, it saves you from the inconvenience of carrying many water bottles. This pack is lightweight, has lots of pockets, including side outside pockets that make reaching for sunscreen and bug spray on the move very easy. Very glad I purchased and a great value.