Really enjoying this bag - like any core piece, you need to get used to it and make it your own as it breaks in, especially with a bag that offers so much support, suspension, and waist belt robustness. For me, this is the perfect bag - it's well built, has enough bells and whistles, but is still minimal. The suspension system actually works and I love the heavy duty waist belt padding, super comfortable and fitted once is molds to your body. I realize I'm asking the impossible for such well built bag, however I do wish it was lighter - you're starting with close to 5 pounds on your back with an empty Atmos. I also like how simple the bag is - I can fit an overnight bag, sleeping pad and sleeping bag in the bottom section no problem. I can put food and clothing in the main compartment with room to spare and leave the tent on the outside. I don't forsee a 5-7 + day solo trip posing any problems with this bag. One feature that I really appreciate (and that's really frustrating with my Stratos 34 liter day pack) is that I can really easily slide a full 2.5 liter water bladder into a fully loaded bag. Very very helpful when you want to hit the trail without worrying about the exact order of things. I really don't use the hiking pole holster at all, feels a bit gimmicky to me. Great bag, love it on the trail, expect to get years of use out of it. Of course, you always have Osprey's iron clad guarantee backing the product should something happen.