Recommended... Or not.
I had to send mine back in. The color was not what I expected, and this pack does not have the mesh water bottle pouch featured in most of today's backpacks. This would make an excellent backpack for school purposes; however if you're looking for a good eurotrip/hiking backpack or even one to carry around a college campus, I would highly recommend a different Northface backpack. Backcountry is an excellent company and have made the exchange process extremely simple.