I bought this right before heading up to the Northwest Territories to do my masters fieldwork. I knew I would be participating in some canoeing and camping so I wanted to bring it, but couldn't justify bringing two packs. I ended up switching my trusty backpack in favour of this bag because A) it was light B) it was waterproof and C) It rolled up very small! I ended up falling more in love with it throughout the summer and did not regret my choice at all. The loops on the exterior of the bag provide so many customization options and allowed me to carry extra goods on the outside - i.e. I used a carabiner to hang my Nalgene bottle on one of these loops for fear of spilling water inside and on my laptop which also solved the lack of inside pockets problem.