Straps are attached with a brass ring and high quality leather
all brass for the metal parts on these packs
the top flap has a zipper compartment on the inside. It holds a decent amount of stuff for those smaller items you want to keep separate and get to quickly.
main compartment is just a big bag. I like those, they hold all your stuff and then some. If you're in to pockets these packs are not for you. These are simple but get the job done in a way you'll either appreciate or you won't.
I had this pack loaded about 2/3 full for this photo. In the main compartment I had a USGI Shelter Half, canteen with cover, steel water bottle, hatchet, leather gloves, the green bag has a 14cm Zebra billy pot in it, the foam buttpad that I use as a back pad in the pack, on the pad I have all the contents that were in the zipper compartment, toilet paper, 50ft. paracord, tinder box, flashlight, and ferro rod. There was still room to spare in the zipper compartment.
There was easily enough room left in the pack for an extra pullover and food, etc. This pack should make for the perfect day pack for me. It could be an overnight pack as well if you know how to pack smart but that's probably the most it's limits would be.
I will do a review later as I get some woods time with it. First impressions though are very good. Materials and craftsmanship is everything I'd heard about from Frost River. So look for this pack in my day trips and hopefully it becomes a trusted companion for the trail.
Thanks for looking