i bought the 2.0 to replace my old bacon pack which the chest strap buckle broke. i could not get a replacement buckle so had to either buy the new pack or replace the strap and buckle myself. be careful about the warranty! since i bought the old pack on sale, i had to pay full price for the replacement! that wasn't all that clear until the time came to buy the new one. the pack is great if you don't use it as much as i do. 2-3 times a week with up to 25 lbs. the straps wear out pretty fast. i probably will not buy another when this one dies. the durability is not the best. for occasional users it's great. for frequent users, something more durable is worth looking into. most of my friends are avid hikers, campers, etc, so because of that i am saying i would not recommend this. again, for casual users it's a good buy. everything is relative no?
hiker, climber, mountaineer