The modular (removable) suspension system on the Shogun was well secured and it fit the average (5'10") torso of our testers very well. This is one of the only pads we've ever tested with shoulder straps that have dual (top and bottom) adjustments. As figured, it adjusted to fit quickly and easily. The entire supension system is strategically placed in the middle of the pad so the backs of your legs don't hit the pad's bottom when walking on steep terrain but the top isn't so high that it hits things above you. For heavy loads and longer approaches this is a great attribute. It often felt like we were carrying a much smaller pad. Considering the pad's size it is relatively easy to carry.
The Shogun has more useful features than all the other pads we've tested. Straps and handles are bright and easy to see in the dark. The handles are also conveniently placed on three sides to make it easy to lift onto your back when heavily loaded. The handles also help move the pad from boulder to boulder. The customized hook buckles work smoothly. A small, internal, fleece-lined zip-up pocket stores keys, wallets, and other soft valuables inside the padding and reinforced wear points all combine to make a very functional, larger size pad for all skill levels and all around use.