The Mountain Hardwear BMG 105 is a HUGE backpack! If you’re a wilderness guide, like to pack a bunch of stuff or want to carry everything for your spouse too, this is an excellent pack! It had plenty of straps to lash things to on the exterior. When not extremely full, it’s easy to compress. The padding on the hips if sufficient and has given me zero problems after several miles of backpacking. With that said, I will confess that it not extremely padded like some other backpacks. The backpack is highly water resistant without a raincover and that was one of the huge selling points for me. I’ve backpacked wearing this backpack for over 50 miles so far and have encountered zero issues. I wish that the hardware was aluminum instead of plastic but I haven’t had any clips break yet. The advantage is that it’s extra lightweight! I highly recommend this backpack for any backpack that wants a large amount of internal storage. #MountainHardwear