After owning my original 30L for years, the straps and zipper finally gave out so I had to switch it out for a new one last summer. When I originally purchased my backpack, there wasn't a women's specific option so I was excited for this upgrade to fit my smaller frame better than the men's version. After using this new pack for about 6 months, pieces are already falling apart. I'm a teacher so I'm not doing anything crazy with it, and try to carry the bare minimum with me each day. One of the water bottle compartments is already getting multiple holes in the mesh, and both of the loops on the strap (used the one with the logo to hold my keys for this duration before it frayed, and the smaller one above it for a day with my keys before it ripped) are coming apart at the seams. While none of these areas affect the overall usability of the pack, it is still a huge disappointment that after just a short amount of time they're already breaking. Considering the price and reputation of EB I expected a lot more. It is still a great pack, just not the durable one I originally fell in love with.