This is a solid bag. I purchased this for my wife. She needed the laptop sleeve and multiple compartments for additional office gear. She runs a dance studio so it works perfectly as a multi purpose bag when she needs to carry around workout gear, etc. I did a lot of research and this bag is well priced for what it delivers.
I got this back pack for school and I love it!! I am in high school and it has pocket for basically everything you need. I carry my water on the outside mesh pocket, my 15 inch laptop in the laptop pocket, which is nice because it is padded and cushioned on the bottom, my textbooks and binders in the main pocket, and my headphones, gum, chapstick, pens, and pencils in the other outside pockets. The front pockets are perfect for graphing calculators and small novelsgreat size, and comfortable!
This backpack is so awesome! You can fit a ton of stuff in it without killing your back. When I first received it I wasn't sure that I liked it because it felt so stiff, but after a couple times of wearing it I fell in love. I have a huge laptop and I bought this particular pack hoping that it would fit. Unfortunately it doesn't, and I considered returning this pack it but I have since learned that no backpack would fit and I couldn't make myself return this anyway. Buy it! You'll love it too.
I love this bag! I have always been a big fan of north face backpacks. They are definitely the comfiest bags for carrying books/laptop around campus. The previous bag I had is still going strong after 2 years, I just fell in love with the brook blue color and decided to get the surge II. Moosejaw has the best prices and I was impressed with the quick delivery. I will be making them my first stop for north face products from now on!
"This badass backpack is the best I ever had!"
It's just the right size for my 7.3'' Toshiba laptop, looks good, and won't kill my back/neck while using it. It's made to support your back; which is awesome for people who have problems theirs. The straps are adjustable too! This helps if you are a girl so it doesn't hurt your chest. I also love that it has a place for my drink, sunglasses, laptop, and ipad... if i had one. Warning: the two front diagonal zippers look like they lead to the same pocket, I thought i lost my wallet the first time i used it cause apparently it was in the other one.