The key feature for me was to have a seat pack that was easily removable. Most packs are designed to be attached to the bike so they must be loaded on the bike. I needed a pack that I could use everyday for commuting and was easy to take on-off the bike to carry in and out of the office. This has all the features of other packs but with the added convenience of being able to pack it off the bike. Other great features include the air valve to compress the bag when loading (absolutely required), and the ability to mount on a dropper post, if needed. Bag is high quality and waterproof. The mounting sling is very sturdy and easy to load/unload.