I looked for ages for a really functional bag to go hiking with. I've had several but they all had drawbacks, mostly too shallow, heavy, or with thin straps which eventually hurt the shoulders. This has has lots of pockets, is deep and waterproof. The shoulder strap is wide and has a moveable padded cover too. It ticks all the boxes for me and has proven to be excellent for hiking and truly functional. I can certainly recommend it for anyone wanting a lightweight and useful bag. Ten stars !!