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This backpack is VERY well made -- definitely worthy of the Columbia brand name. The construction is flawless. However, it is not waterproof (tested it) and it has no side pockets or other compartments other than the one large 25L main compartment.
It is billed as an outdoor pack, but what kind of outdoor pack is one that is NOT waterproof.
Personally, I see very few practical uses for this Columbia backpack.