What are the dimensions of this pack? I ask because I would like to use it as my "personal item" when flying
WILLA H You can look online for the dimensions of the 2013 Model. I think it is great for a personal item to take with you when you fly. It is very easy to compress it and stuff it inside a suitcase later. I cut off the straps across the chest because I thought I didn't need them. Now sometimes I wish I hadn't gotten rid of them because the shoulder straps sometimes slide off my shoulders.
JASON M This is comparable to the size of a small daypack and would be perfect as a small carry on. I have used as a summit pack and it also can double as a compression sack for a sleeping bag.
KITTY L It's definitely small enough. Very handy item. Only improvement is it could use a water bottle holder. It's about 1000 cu in.