This is my first Osprey pack, after trying other well known brands. Like many of you reading this, I am always looking for just the right pack. After purchasing the Osprey Escapist 25, I feel like my searching is over. This is such a well designed pack, with many features not found on other highly touted bags. For instance, I love the divided main compartment, which gives the pack a smaller feel, when not heavily loaded. My previous pack was the same size, and from a very competent company, but when it was not fully loaded, everything piled up way down in the bottom of the pack. With the divided compartment on the Escapist, things are closer to the top of the bag, making it actually feel smaller. I also like the fact that the side mesh pockets (typically used for bottles, etc.) have straps to cinch them down, holding the contents in place. The included rain cover is nice, and the pockets are plentiful. Add to that the comfort, light weight, and versatility, and this seems like the perfect pack for most any situation, except for long, extended hiking and camping trips which require much more space. Thank you Osprey, for a well thought out, highly functional product.