"For some reason I really like this pack. It took me a few trips to figure out that the squeak was being caused by the acetyl rod on one side touching one of the nylon strap buckles, but now I just include a bottle of bike chain lube!
The port hole pocket is nice, combining the features of a pocket with the access of a panel loading pack. The compression system is very good, and even with 5 other internal and external framed packs to choose from, the 5400 cubic inches and features of this pack are just about perfect for me.
Kelty's are usually reasonably priced also. A very good value."