received a box today from @andy.t and 5col survival w/ some HPG goodies! I purchased a Runner's kit bag, Recon harness and 1 liter Source Tactical 1 liter bladder and also a Tarahumara pack I wanted a setup that would allow me to carry a minimal kit (sometimes including a firearm) when running/hiking in the mountains, hence the runner's kit bag, also wanted something that would extend this kit for longer days in the mountains, hence the recon harness and bladder. I also wanted something for very long days in the mountains and even the occasional minimal overnighter, hence the tarahumara. The fact that the kit bag can be used in conjunction with the pack was a real plus. I'm thinking the 500D should stand up well for off trail use, while not being overly heavy. I have owned a lot of packs (dozens and dozens), but never anything from HPG- I can say that the sewing, construction and materials look very good. The harness layout is very similar to some of my running packs, they really carry nice and comfortable- hoping it's the same for the tara while 15 liters (tara volume) is a wee small for an overnighter, but I'm pretty sure I squeeze a night or two with this pack; I'm even going to try and squeeze an overnighter with the kit bag and recon harness looking forward to getting some trail time with my new HPG stuff- thanks Andy!