^ Thanks for your reply and the links (the second one doesn't seem to go anywhere at this time). You're hiking over 100km and you're worried about backpack style? Not worried, just trying to see if anyone has recommendations for functional, yet not too ugly stuff. The trip is a little over 150km, but as mentioned in the OP I'll only have to carry some water, lunch and maybe an extra layer if there's a chance of rain: About 20 miles daily, only carrying what's needed on that particular day *** I'm guessing after the first day you'd rather a good pack then a stylish one. I agree: Like I said in the OP, functionality is key. But: As I won't be requiring overly technical gear for this, I might as well pay attention to the aesthetics. Would be nice if what I find could be used elsewhere as well.