I am getting ready for my first backcountry trip. I bought a Dragonfly
. I have only made one short hike with it with over 50lbs in it and I am pretty happy with it. I did make a few adjustments but have not been back out since. I also have an X1 that is awesome for a day pack or even a night or two away from the truck. I think I may be different from many others in the fact that I will not live without the gun scabbard. I refused to strap a $3000.00, or more, rifle to the outside of my pack. Who knows what could happen. The Dragonfly is somewhat thicker(sticks out off your back) than other packs. If you do not need the scabbard There may be other packs that would better suit your needs.