Love the top-loading pack with one large compartment to fit. The large outer mesh pockets work well for holding 1L water bottles without worrying they will fall out. My main question is why a pack with an ice axe feature wouldn't have a way to add a rope carry on the top. Since the pack doesn't have a brain that goes over the main compartment, storing a rope for a climb is difficult and one has to be creative. Other than that, the fit for my small female frame was comfortable when fully packed and was able to fit harness and gear for a multi-pitch climb, including axe and helmet strapped on the outsides.