So here it is. TAD Fast Pack EDC version 5. Little background, I had the v3 and while I tried to like it . There were a couple of things that I just could not get around. I felt that the main compartment was difficult to get into, the side pockets were darn near useless, the flashlight cave was about impossible to use and the "tail" attachment straps ran right over the molle webbing. Well I can say the v5 addressed and exceeded all those problems. So maybe it was not just me. There are a few things that could be added to this pack, and maybe those will on v6 who knows. So is spending this much money on a pack necessary? Should a pack cost this much? My opinion no. So why did I buy it then? Cause I can!:laugh: Seriously, I had planned on ordering the EDC and the litespeed and sending one or the other or both back. Well, I'll be keeping the EDC, for a few months at least!! I like the modularity that military style packs have. I did a lot of research on a good hiking pack and settled on Gregory (z30) as my next bag. I had ordered a Gregory Miwok 18 and gave it to my GF as it was too small for me. But something told me to buy a Kifaru x ray again. After specing out my x ray the price got crazy. The EDC has just about everything I was looking for, for less money. The EDC will be my primary hiking pack and maybe an overnight bag. So enough talking heres the pictures. The shoulder straps are not sewn on the v5 like previous models. The waist belt is removable and on the v5 has a sort "delta strap" system that draws the waist belt and pack into your hips and lower back. The tail is removable as most know. Bottom compression straps and webbing along with drainage grommets. Snack pocket Side pockets completely redesigned. Notice that the tail straps run between the pals now and have a "support" bracket. All this can be removed and the straps rolled up to the packs back. I do wonder why the top row of pals is only 2 though? Admin pocket, I believe this is deeper than the v3 I had. Least it seems deeper. Hydration pocket. Has a plastic frame sheet with an aluminum stay. Very hard to remove and replace. Main compartment, has 1 mesh zip pocket about half size of the front of the bag. Here was a great improvement as the zipper goes about 3/4 the way down the bag. back wall looking down inside General side view Nice touch, all the velcro "web dominators" are removable. All in all, I really like it and this model is a huge improvement over the v3, as expected. The zippers are butter smooth! Super comfortable (empty). The added adjustment straps on the waist belt are great. An added touch and it really may be part of the design. The upper buckles that go across the top of the bag act as load lifters as well. The things I'd add for v6 - a 2 mesh pocket set up like the lite speed, zipper covers across all the zippers, and finish out that particular row of pals. If you are looking and can swing the price, buy this bag. I give unbiased opinions on gear, especially when that gear is damned expensive. This is a great bag!