Traveled all over the world with this pack. Finally wore it out. Full review
Once you get over the squeaks, it's fantastic. Rides nice, not on your back, air flow over my back, walk upright, spacious. I'm old-school and never really took to a backpack hugging my back and making me walk hunched over all sweaty. Squeaks and creaks, but it takes a huge load and is comfortable and indestructible. Full review
Best pack you can't get anymore. I bought this Jan 2000 before the lightweight craze got going. It has a small upper and large lower internal compartment and the two dive tanks on the back. Workmanship is beyond reproach. If you can fit it in, it carries like a dream. It can be a bit warm as is typical with internal frames. This pack makes you think twice about what you want to carry since it isn't overly large. The outside is simple with just enough places to attach things that don't fit inside. Full review
Durable, comfortable, and well designed. I'm 6'5" and have had this one for quite a while. I've used it on numerous backpacking trips and have loaned it a number of times. The waistbelt system is fantastic. My first trip I was waaaaay overloaded (my own stupidity) but it handled it very well. The biggest challenge is that it has so much room I tend to overpack. Full review
The Dana Design brand name was discontinued in early 2006. Many of the existing Dana pack designs were re-branded and became part of the Marmot line.