I am planning to go to the Smokeys tail end of March. Pulled my thirty year old Wilderness Experience pack out and it was mildewed. Basement not a good place for pack storage! Disconected pack from the frame and threw in washing machine. Old bugger fell apart! So been on ebay over a month. Times are tough. I managed to pick up a brand new MountainSmith Cross Country for 61.00 Patience prevails again. It came on Friday and apears to be a awsome pack with allot of features. Anyone out ther have any experience with this pack. I.E. pros and cons? Cant wait to try it in March. Seems like a winner?