This aluminium framed pack has some major miles but has been kept up. This pack was of that were handed down from soldier to soldier for years at Ft. Huachuca a great place to hike and bike. I was the last reciepiant of this pack before Riley barracks was torn down and renovated. My hiking partner took the other . It has a waist strap and pad. It customarily carried MREs a poncho water bottles ...