I am not a minimalist but a "functionalist" when it comes to gear. I wanted something to carry incidentals on short hikes with the dogs or a pack around town. Front pockets give me quick access to keys, wallet, phone (or extra poop bags). Enough cargo room to carry extra shirt, towel, whatever. Pleasantly surprised to see this bag works with add-on water bladders, which are well designed. Only real complaints are side mesh pockets are too shallow for water bottles (when not using the water bladder) and pack feels a bit narrow when putting on (for those of us with broader shoulders). Good price point, too.
Pack Daddy D