Overall, I found the patrol pack to be a well rounded and perfect addition to my backpack collection.
Call me old fashioned, if I like something, then I hang onto it. For the longest time ,one of my go-to packs for day hikes and even warm weather overnight trips was a Jansport black book bag. That pack was retired when I migrated to a Maxpedition.
For several years my go-to pack was a Maxpedition Condor II. The Condor II is a great pack that is perfect for day long excursions.
As with everything else, after using the Condor II for several years, I decided it was time to try something new. So where did I go to find a new pack? I went to Ebay and looked through various military surplus packs.