I bought this pack to replace my larger 58L Osprey pack, as I'm trying to minimize my pack size and weight and go ultralight. This pack is just perfect! Super comfortable (the shoulder straps and back are well padded and the hip belt is a nice addition), great size with a surprisingly amount of space inside the main compartment, doesn't have unnecessary pockets, straps and other bells and whistles. I really appreciate the minimalistic design that still has everything I need. I find the 2 side compression straps very useful and I love the gear loops at the bottom. The side mesh pockets are also great. I use the pack for extended hikes as well as day hikes, and with my other ultralight/minimalist gear I can fit everything I need in the Skarab. The pack comes with a 2.5L reservoir which is also cool if you use water reservoirs. As others reviewers mentioned, the pack is not waterproof, so I had to buy an Osprey raincover - but that's the only con I can really think of. All-in-all the Skarab 32 is a great pack for lightweight/ultralight backpackers and I highly recommend it!