The more versatile, old version of this product has apparently been discontinued by the maker. The 2 zippers used to meet in the middle of both closures, making it easy to access items inside. After about a year, the zippers would become weak and sometimes open spontaneously, letting items fall out. REI could do a version of this item with a double zipper, where one zipper pull click-locks into the other, preventing opening. Also, the straps used to be wearable in more than one configuration. You used to be able to crisscross the straps, or have one strap around your shoulder and the other around your waist. REI could bring back this versatility. I would also suggest making the bag in both black and camel brown. It would seem like a good proprietary product for REI.
6-10 Annual Trips
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Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend