This is on the larger end of daypacks, filling a perfect size niche in our camping gear. See my picture where I've placed it between a 22 liter Camelback and a 65 liter Osprey. For being a 35 liter pack it doesn't weigh much more than the 22 liter pack while providing quite a bit more versatility. However, I'd still choose the pack based on our daily activities. Here's a few examples:
- 22 liter: Just myself on a warm day or with only needing a few lightweight layers. I've worn this to hike a Colorado 14'er and it was pretty tightly packed.
- 35 liter: Cooler day with a need for potentially heavier layers. Possibly packing stuff for others (kids). Room for more substantial lunch. It does feel bigger on my back, so I would still use the 22 liter for a smaller feel.
The color is great and it is really versatile with nicely placed pockets. The adjustable fit works great for me and the hip strap is really comfortable, definitely more so that my 22 liter camelback.
I don't think this pack will work for taller people. Even at its largest adjustment size, my husband (5' 11") said it put the hip straps to high for him. So, if that is a consideration for you, don't get it.
The back padding is comfortable, but it doesn't have the venting system that the Camelback or Osprey have (see pic). TBH, I still get sweaty with those that have the venting system, so I'm not too sure that it makes a huge difference.
Functionally, I do have one complaint. The material on the underside of the should straps is a little rough. It feels scratchy enough that I can't wear this pack with a tank top. It also feels a little scratchy taking it on and off as I slide it down my arms.
A versatile top-loading pack with a women's specific fit and quick access to gear.