Great pack for what it was meant for - moving fast in warmer weather, and especially front-side locations near civilization. Not much space for layering or emergency gear one would want farther out or in cooler weather, but that provides a minimalist discipline of it's own, built in. Heck, barely space for a big smartphone. I love it for half-days out hiking, scouting, fishing, or upland game hunting, and sometimes pair it with a mesh organizer cube, or a Mtn Hardware soft-side "six-pack" sized cooler, clipped to the outside for lunch, beer, birds, and/or trout. A smaller version of the BirdBag would excel there as well, making this pretty similar in function and size to the Mini-Me. The lashing straps are sturdy and would serve in a pinch to attach a deer or antelope quarter, likely limited only by one's willingness to carry such weight 100% on the shoulders - but really there isn't enough room inside for much of a kill kit (meat sacks etc.) at all. Conveniently, the webbing that retains the lashing straps around the edge of the pack is sized perfectly for a Mora knife in their standard clip-on plastic sheath, freeing up some space inside. Also of note - lacking a meaningful hip belt attached to the pack, I can conveniently carry a full-size sidearm in a belt holster with nothing in the way of the draw.