I personally would not recommend this product for extreme use. I had this vest for a little over a year now and it has worn down terribly in my 13 uses. I also owned two of the 4+1 pod pack and both of them have fell apart.IMG_20110812_112350.jpgIMG_20110812_112438.jpgIMG_20110812_112558.jpg
Don't get me wrong, they serve me well but I would have invested a little more $$$ if I would have known this was going to be the outcome.
Good features for the $$$
You can see some wear and tear on the second use of play...
Hydro pocket is too small and will only fit a small hydro (zip lock Sandwich) pack
Well, time to buy a new one but I will say that I will most likely will not buy Gen X again