First of all let me say I almost did not purchase this pack because the fossil grey color looked just a little too feminine for me on the website but the true color is very good. Must be an oversight by Osprey. I needed an airline carry on size pack that would carry about $12 G's of camera equipment and the Manta delivered with flying colors.(But not the one on the website) :). The weight distribution of the pack made it seem almost weightless and so much more comfortable than any other of my packs specifically designed for camera gear. And the size is perfect. Not once did a flight attendant give it a second look, even on Austrian Airlines that have carry on bag patrol inspection personnel closely eyeing every bag, circling around you as you check in. I think they must operate on a commission for each bag that they nab. It kept my camera gear safe and also dry on an Eastern Europe trek. Great quality and well worth the money. It's a great pack.