Before you get it , here is one . I have one , Its a very flexible pack . Its MOLLE , so I put 4 modern issue canteen pouches on the sides for misc items , keeping the main compartments clear . The compression straps on the side allow you to add even more gear vertically . The first one I got , lasted three years of over packing and abuse . The new one I plan on putting on an ALICE pack frame with modified shelf . All the added pouches and pack is in German Flecktarn …………a very good , all around pattern . The price is better , and a lot better ability to customize it for your needs . It seems that your kind of screwed with the design of that other one , and expanding your options looks difficult . You can find even more patterns of it on ebay .