AlanaConner wrote a review of The North Face Akila Backpack - Women's - 1859-2450cu in on July 27, 2007
-This bag is very comfortable especially since they are women specific and come in different sizes to fit just so. It's a good looking bag. This would be a great bag for a really short and minimal gear backpack trip, where you really wanted to be able to do a lot of rock hopping and needed a pack to stick right with you, you could carry really heavy stuff just not very much of it.
-What I didn't like about the bag is that there are no water bottle holders or straps at the bottom for a sleeping pad, the bag doesn't stand up by it self it flops onto its back, and the line that makes up the zipper pulls (that looks like it should be easy to open with gloves on) is oriented the wrong direction making the zippers difficult to open without two hands. Also the side pockets are difficult to access with the pack on.