Best alternative to a BD cirque pack I've found, wanted to stay with a simple lightweight pack but wanted a dedicated tool pocket. Perfect size for even big day missions without the lid, with the lid I could see it easily meeting my needs for multiday hut trips. Lots of room for improvement though. Tool pocket does not really fit a primo snow saw, it has a weird corner of the pocket that goes up into the bag that it will go into but it is really difficult to get the saw in and out with the bag loaded. Really wish they made the tool pocket another 1.5"/2" taller. Main compartment bag size is perfect, fits 2l of water, large FA/repair kit, Ski and boot crampons, large puffy, cord, spare pair of thick warm gloves plus food and small tools. Helmet carry is a little small if using a full size ski helmet and goggles (works fine with smaller skimo/climbing style helmets). If they made the straps a little longer and were smart about how they mix up the m/f strap ends they could easily accommodate vertical snowboard carry. Its also missing a whistle on the sternum strap.