I ordered this to replace my old daypack that is falling apart, but I'm going to send it back. I like the design and the number and location of pockets, and I like the back panel, but it doesn't fit me at all. I've tried it on two hikes now and the torso is just way too short. The hip belt hits in the middle of my stomach, way above my hip bones, and if I loosen the shoulder straps to try to lower it the pack just hangs far out from my back. Even without using the hip belt the pack is just uncomfortable to wear. And I am only 5'2", so it's not that I'm too tall for it! Too bad because I like the size and style.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend