This was the project I had initially set out to do when first learning to sew. The pattern is another from Stephen Jones’ Bag Buff: the classic 34L Mountain Flyer. After the smaller bags I had made, this turned out to be much simpler than I had anticipated. Material is 500D Cordura with eva foam in the back panel and straps.
I’ve taken this bag around the world and on a number of backpacking trips and it’s holding up fine.