The pack has two sets of dual side cinches, that do a great job of balancing the load depending on the current capacity that you are carrying. When the pack was full and the straps were expanded out farther, you could also carry a jacket, armor, and other items under the straps. The top straps attached across the front onto a decent sized pouch made partially with elastic material, and the straps somewhat cinched down the pouch. You could carry a jacket or anything else on the outside pouch, and it worked great for carrying trail maintenance cutters. On the very front there was a small nylon strap for a rear night light.
An exceptional feature is the padded lifting strap, which helps you grab the pack with your entire hand. It has turned out to be a simple functional touch to the pack, which has added immense usefulness and just makes it a darn pleasure grabbing the pack to do anything with it.
- Weight – pack only 848.3 grams, 29.9 oz, 1.9 lbs
- Weight – reservoir/tube 148.3 grams, 5.2 oz, .3 lbs
- Total Weight 996.6 grams, 35.2 oz, 2.2 lbs