I took this on a 5 month trip through Europe and Asia and am really happy with it. Since it zips open in the front, it's was super easy to reorganize and see all my things at once. I used the day pack often for day and weekend trips, it's a great easy-to-carry size. I will say, once overstuffed (50+ lbs) it made me feel too back heavy, unlike a super long top-load pack, if you put a lot of things in it, it grows too much in width. I generally wore it was two pieces, carrying the day pack on my chest for balance. Which I found to be convenient for reaching my passport, wallet, ect and not having to unclip it all the time. I'd buy it again. Though, I don't have to because after a long haul it's still in amazing condition.