I have had the bag several weeks now and love it. I have only hiked with it 2 times. Neither time was over 25lbs. I really like the color and size. Im not sure if I could do a winter backpacking trip but definately could go 3-4 days during the summer. I like the fleece lined pockets. Very nice for sensitive items. The front pocket has lots of organization unlike most of my traditional backpacks.