Took this pack on a trip to Iceland where I would need to hold my camera, travel tripod and some non-camera related basics in airports, cities and rugged outdoor environments with lots of nasty weather. It works very well for all environments and is compact enough to fit in tight spaces (overhead compartments, behind the rental car seat). Shoulder and waist straps work well for short hikes and the exterior straps and bottle holder are super useful. Only thing I would change is to add a bit more dedicated non-camera related easily accessible storage and pssibly add a removable shoulder clip for the camera. Still I really like the pack and especially love that it does not advertise that I am specifically carrying camera gear. Well worth the price.