Loaded as you see it here, I took it onto my local fell for a couple of hours walking with Skadi, our dog, and before long it was quite easy to forget about the pack altogether. I’m quite impressed so far.
It also handles my hammock and under-blanket set up with
just as little fuss and a bit more spare room so that gives me another option as well.
I’m not sure how it would handle with a more dense cargo, that low position would not suit a really heavy load, but that is not the sort of thing I intend to use this pack for.
I can still sling my camera bag underneath for a landscape trip so that is OK, the only thing missing would be somewhere to attach a tripod. Not a great problem as I often carry my tripod in my hand anyway.
Overall, I think this might do the job quite nicely for me.