Brandon Outenwrote a review of The North Face Alteo 35 Backpack - 2136cu in on October 1, 2014
I tried to like the Alteo 35 but couldn't manage, firstly the plastic S shaped "wind tunnel" bulges in to the pack making things hard to pack. While doing so, it also renders the shape of the bag like an elbow macaroni noodle. The Compression straps are useless, placed right in the center where the giant macaroni elbow is formed. Cinching down on these would just exaggerate the shape more. Also the place where the compression straps are attached to, are right where your shoulders meet the the pack, lets just say the "trampoline style back panel" doesn't accommodate to this very well. The integrated rain cover isn't integrated at all, and is just loose in the pack. Also its not sized large enough to cover the pack if something is strapped to the bottom. Will look at more options and return this one.