The first thing you notice about this pack is the size. It's not like a, "hiking to the top of Everest" size however much larger than your run of the mill book bag! This one may be a little large for wearing between classes unless your payload is substantial. I like having lots of smaller zipper pockets for storing random whatnots too. Very well constructed as to say, this one will last you a long time! Enjoy
"One of the best large bags out there for everyday carry"
This bag is fantastic! I've looked for a long time for a well organized well made bag that could hold a large laptop along with all of the other stuff I take on vacations. The bag looks good, is super comfortable and holds a boat load! Very highly recommended.This bag is the large brother to the equally awesome North Face Surge. The style and design are similar but the router is 9 extra liters (41 vs 32). For many things the Surge is more practical but when you have to carry a lot of stuff the Router is the better choice. I started with the Surge, but found that I always had one more thing to put in the bag (like a sweater, etc.).
I've owned a North Face Yavapai backpack for over 10 years. It was perfect in college and for day trips. As a young professional I now travel often for work and needed a backpack that could carry my laptop, noise canceling headphones and other travel items. The Yavapai wasn't cutting it and The bag literally was bursting at the seams every time I packed my laptop and just few other items. The North Face Router has saved me from the dreaded packing frustration. I'm able to fit my laptop, ipad, and a ton of other items I need for a trip while easily zipping the bag closed. Another thing I love is the fact that the backpacks now are padded and have ventilation channels on the back allowing for a comfortable and cool (no sweaty back!) carry. I highly recommend this bag to anybody looking for a little extra space over the standard 20-30 liter volume backpacks, this baby is 41 liters, but you could never tell from just looking at it. I got the Black color, it's super sharp.