I bought this pack for backpacking/ scouting/ hunting. I've had the pack for 3 years now. Have not harvested an animal with it, but have loaded it with overnight camp, archery & rifle gear on multi day backpacking hikes & solo hunts. The pack has been through tough terrain & vegetation ( buck brush/ manzanita ). It shows no wear at all. The only downside of this pack is the dry weight. I believe to build a pack with the capability & durability of this pack requires heavy- durable material. I have put up to 65lbs of gear in this pack & it carries the weight well if you have the torso & shoulder straps adjusted correctly. I have added two small accessory pouches on the hip belt for range finder/ gps & snacks, the large rain cover, the super spike duffel & strap extensions to fully expand the pack. The opposing side pockets are perfect for my 20x60x60 spotting scope ( with a little room to spare) & tri pod. The hydro pocket fits a two liter bag very snugly. Overall I would definitely buy this bag again.