Great bag for short people and/or short trips
I received a Paradigm as an advance copy, and after writing up a review, offered it to my sister, who is not "into" Tom Bihn gear like I am, but is 4'11" and appreciates lightweight, no-fuss backpacks that let her pack up and go quickly, without overpowering her small frame. Shortly afterwards we had an emergency one-day trip, and this is the bag she showed up with. It held her essentials, a water bottle, a book and other things needed for a train trip and the rest of the day, and was easy to walk around with. She seems to really like it. (I do too, but I ended up personally preferring this bag's twin, the Zeitgeist).