Pack was purchased in March of 2019. Has ~30 days on it. Mix of desert and Sierras. As you can see in the pics, my 1/8” foam pad is always on the bottom during the day, which has kept the pack in really good shape. Only injury I spotted is a small tear on the right shoulder strap – seems inconsequential.
A little background on the custom options… I was previously rockin a GG Mariposa, which I really liked, but it would get so heavy in the rain and the hip belt wasn’t up to loads over 25lbs. I liked the overall configuration and side tent sleeve though, so this pack has a similar setup.
Loved this pack so much that I have another SWD Long Haul on the way, except this time I sized up in the torso.