I have owned my Osprey backpacking pack since the fall of 1997. It is officially vintage. I have been a professional hiking and nature guide for 24 years; since 1998. I now own several modern Osprey packs for my backpacking clients, which everyone loves, but I still prefer my original Osprey pack for myself. I can’t begin to estimate how many nights I have spent in the backcountry wilderness using my trusty pack, but it remains amazing and after all these years: it is still comfortable, fits me perfectly and carries the weight. It’s only needed two small repairs since I first hoisted it onto my back, and I plan on using it for many years to come.