Quite literally the most rugged pack I have ever purchased. I have been researching brand after brand, pining for a bag/pack that would last past a few trips and I'm certain I've found it. I know one day I'll have to hang up my oars and retire quietly, but I rest easy knowing when that day comes, my Frost River Woodsman pack will still be going strong.
I will speak Frost River's praise around the campfire for years to come.
I've had this pack for 8 years and it has never let me down. The straps are long for a reason as they allow you to load extra gear on top of the main portion of your bag. I usually put something soft and space consuming there because it cinches down easier and will save a ton of space in your pack for everything else. Works great and looks good; ideal for the canoe camper! Unfortunately mine ripped at the buckle so I will be sending it in to hopefully be repaired. It's gone through a lot of trips wet, frozen, muddy, and packed full, but that's what they're made for!