I bought this pack to use as a camera bag on a trip to the Big Island in Hawaii. The trip involved lots of hiking in varoius climates so I wanted something that would stand up to the weather and not scream "thousands of $ of gear inside" . I packed my gear (full frame DSLR and 3 lens) in individual padded cases and it all fir in nicely along with a robust first aid kit and a jacket. I placed some sleeping pad foam inside the pack against my back to smoth the edges of the gear. The setup was comfortable and did not look at all like a camera bag. I used a peak design clip on the shoulder strap to hold the camera when I was hiking and even though the pack straps are on the light side this setup worked well. Overall I'm very satisfied with this pack. The only thing I'd add to make it perfect would be some kind of minimal stiffing option both to support the load and to make packing easier but I realize my use case is somewhat unique.