David L B.wrote a review of The North Face Mentor Backpack - 2150cu in on August 1, 2009
I have purchased the following: 1-Surge, 2-Box Shots, 1-2007 model Recon, 2-2009 model Recons, and 1-Mentor, the Mentor being the most recent. I have given 3 of them as gifts, and was very proud to give them. The Mentor is a great pack for any occasion, whether taking a hike to where you want to be, to taking a couple of days' clothing for a short trip. The Recon has a nice place to put damp items, or caps, etc. with the mesh compartment, but for a carry-on at the airport, or keeping things dry (and private) the Mentor works great! I would recommend it for anyone. Also, it is well made, as are the others mentioned.