kumba84 wrote:camstant wrote:hans3n wrote:catharsis wrote:
i went with the North Face Surge backpack. from reviews, it's really great for carrying heavy things (i.e. law books) and it has a great padded laptop compartment. i got it from REI on sale for under $90 so i though it was a pretty nice deal. it also looks really nice in person in my opinion.
I'll be rocking this as well. Just bought it for $65. Too many straps in my opinion though. Might have to get out the scissors. My previous Northface backpack lasted me 8 years, and is still very usable.
Got one of these in gray and have been very happy with it so far. great pocket for my laptop, plenty of room, and lots of organizational qualities--highly recommended
I was looking at this one too. I'm living a 30 minute commute from my school--do you think it's big enough to fit laptop, books, gym clothes and lunch?
Hmm... well i guess that depends how many books you're bringing and how big of a lunch you've got, but that's the nature of just about any backpack. I would say compare the volume specifications to other backpacks--I found the surge to be on the larger end without being one of those massive hiking ones. I should add, though: I have a 14" thinkpad which fits great in the laptop compartment, but there's also not a lot of room for anything much bigger, so you might want to keep that in mind.