GAWD...the one thing which drives me absolutely BONKERS is, lack of, poorly placed or undersized water bottle pockets / holders!! What is the one thing most people want to carry with them??? Water, right? What is the one thing the human body absolutely requires more than any other single thing??? Water, right? So what the heck is the problem with solving this problem above all others??? Personally, I think ALL bag manufacturers should start their designs with a well thought out water bottle pocket...and build the whole rest of the dang thing around that! It's incomprehensible to me how many manufacturers fail to "get it" when it comes to this! P.S. And no, bladders are not a good solution IMNSHO...unless you like warm, mildew tasting, crummy water! I'll drink from a stagnant pond first.