When you compare ALPS Mountaineering's external frame packs to some of their competitors, you'll quickly notice that you get more features and a lower price with ALPS... without sacrificing quality. As ALPS's reputation for quality packs has grown, they've had numerous requests for external packs, so they've designed 3 models that are worth checking out. The Red Rock is designed with a younger crowd in mind. There is top loading access with a hold open bar. The Red Rock uses large 8 zippers, has top lid lash tabs, and has a daisy chain with a carry handle which are all features that you will appreciate when you're enjoying the great outdoors. The various pockets ensure that you will be able to organize your gear and keep water bottles and smaller items handy. The padded shoulder straps have multiple positions so you can custom fit the pack to fit your body. You're sure to enjoy the great outdoors with this great external frame pack!