Thanks Slogger. Googling your tab I found this review of the Terra Nova.http://sticksblog.com/2011/03/20/terra-nova-laser-35l-backpack-initial-review/
Not clear....is it waterproof or do you need to carry a waterproof jacket for the pack?
The external pockets do not seem to be really large enough to secure a litre water bottle?
I saw how much came out of the guys pack. However, with the centre zip...do you find it a bit fiddly to pack.....me being used to stuffing things down a tube like most backpacks.
How would you arrange your packing so that you can get first things out first if caught in a downpour, or for instance....needing a first aid kit in a hurry?
On the whole I like the idea of the pack design. But, do you suffer with a wet back..as there is no web/netting to keep the pack off your back?
Sorry for all the questions, but I would have to import the bag sight unseen.