I really like the design and pockets. Extremely helpful when i have no pockets or don't want them to be weighed down. I can also clip a collapsible water bowl to the metal ring. Once thing i did notice was its harder than it should be to unzip and pull out a phone when its around your waist really tight. Other than that I really enjoy it. Ive taken it on four hikes that were 8 miles plus and it held up great!