Katlin Eyre wrote a review of The North Face Surge Backpack - 2015cu in on October 10, 2012
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I'm really picky when it comes to backpacks... but I love this one! While I was in college I used this backpack over and over again, and it's still going strong. It's perfect for the student looking to carry their laptop, school supplies, and everything else.
I also have to point out that this backpack is great when you aren't using it for school. Mine has been to Europe, Australia, and all around the U.S.. The Surge fits under airline seats (so it makes a great carry on piece) and it's a neat day pack for those adventures we all love to go on. I have a much older Surge (it's all white) I have to honestly admit I'm impressed with how the color has held up. I took this backpack to the Outback... while is entirely red dirt (perhaps not the wisest move on my part), but I loved using it as a day pack and I found new uses for some of the pockets. I would totally recommend it to anyone.