I own two of these bags, one in black and the other in olive drab. One I have owned for maybe 3 years, the other about 2 years. I have used them for short hikes, as an overnight bag, shooting range bag, and travel briefcase. The bags themselves are a little on the heavy side due to the molle webbing, but they are comfortable. I have loaded the bag on the heavy side for short trips and kept it light for hiking. The rear pouch can be used for a water bladder (up to 3L capacity) or a laptop. Some people have had issues with stitching in the past, but both of my bags have not had any issues. I have used the molle straps to attach pouches (one of the voodoo tactical trauma first aid kits when used as a shooting bag) to the backpacks and those seem to have held up well. All in all, I am happy with my purchase.