My girlfriend and I are planning on going for weekend treks with the possibility of a 3-5 adventure once in a while. The REI Galaxy seems like a good deal for newbies in this range. It's only about a pound more than the UL 60 but with a lot more space and pockets and more durable material. Also, it's cheaper and more spacious than the North Face Terra 60, which is the other pack I was looking at.

Any thoughts on this choice? or recommendations in general?