So I got this thing on the water yesterday, and wow what a step up over the other hip pack I was using.
1) it is very comfortable and is the first hip pack I've tried where I can actually where it on my hip or around my back ( A.K.A out of the way).
2) by keeping the necessities in the front enclosure as I needed anything a quick spin put it in the right spot and could get whatever I needed quickly and easily.
3) I thought it would be a PIA. Keeping the hemostats on the inside on a zinger but it wasn't at all. I kept the nippers in the little pocket on the belt and could get to them in a snap.
So nice being able to carry a bottle of water too
Best $ I've spent on a vest or pack in a long while.