Here is what my Connor looks like on a daily basis. The Pals Pocket is attached via lifter straps and Grimlocks. The bottle pouches on the side are Maxpedition XBP attached via molle straps. Inside the side pouches other than a water bottle and coffe cup are keys, a Leatherman wave multitool, Streamlight 2 AA flashlight and a wallet that contains a small amount of cash, copy of my insurance card and pictures of my family. The contents of the Pals Pocket is stuff I use on a daily basis and want easy access to. Bandana, hand sanitizer, peanut butter crackers, locking nylon pistol case, Streamlight headlamp, Skull Candy Crusher wireless headphones, Samsung tablet, portable power unit and last but not least a pouch that contains charging cords, 110v charger, 12v charger, thumb drive and extra batteries. Here is a picture of how well the contents of this pouch pack down. This is the outer stretchy pocket on the Conner. Pathfinder poncho/tarp, Spyderco sharpmaker, first aid kit, Bic lighter, sanitizing wipes, Essee Izula II, para cord, Essee tin fishing kit, Essee tin fire kit, small survival poncho, waterproof field notes pad, wool Buff, spare AA batteries, protective pouch with extra glasses, cleaning solution and cleaning rag. Main compartment houses a change of socks, underwear, undershirt, gloves, wool beanie, and a coat. This is the way it is set up currently. I holds a ton of stuff but is kind of bulky overall. With that being said, I just bought the Aston House BC (HPG stuff is addicting). I intend to put the stuff from the stretchy pocket into the Pals Pocket along with some other “survival” type stuff so I can easily take it depending on what pack I’m using. I will take the Maxpedition XBP’s off the side and use the mesh pouches on the Connor for a water bottle and coffee cup. The stuff from the Pals Pocket will go in the stretchy pocket and main compartment. My goal is to bring the Connor back to a small streamlined pack and use the Aston House BC for heavier loads.