I use this pack when skiing (obviously) and it has worked great for carrying everything except a base and mid layer. Osprey packs are always well thought out and durable and this pack is no exception. I expect it to last many many years. Now whenever we go skiing, I am always the most organized and that is becaus of this pack. I'm from Iowa but go skiing all the time out west and at our "bump" here in Iowa. This pack is truly awesome and I love it.