I bought the jartop-style backpack last year (similar style, fewer pockets), but it ripped where the supply pocket was sewn on. I purchased the Elite Jartop style this year, because there is a liner that should keep the supply pocket seam from ripping. The piping at the top of the strap began to unravel a bit after using it for about a week. Overall, a good design (both versions), but the sewing along seams needs to be improved. I love the jartop opening, but I am not sure I will purchase another if the strap ends up ripping out of the bag along with the piping.
This piece of Junk ripped after four weeks and the netted pockets on both sides wear out quickly and don't keep anything in them. Whatever you do don't buy this bag unless you like disappointment. Never buying from the Embark brand again.