Stephen F.wrote a review of The North Face Overhaul 40 Travel Pack - 2500cu in on February 11, 2011
After doing some research I bought this pack. With the 40 level rating I figured I could fit laptop and my work cloths in the pack on a daily basis. I workout before work so I need to be able to carry a full set of cloths (shirt, t-shirt, pants, socks and shoes) and work stuff (Laptop, papers). Even with the pack expanded all the way it was just too tight a fit. I could get everything on but the pack distributes the weight awkwardly......It just always felt like I was going to topple over backward. The pack when fully loaded displaces the weight up and away from the shoulders.
There is a laptop pocket and that did hold the laptop very securely. I can't complain there, but for my use the pack was just too small. The shoulder straps and belt felt a little on the cheap side. For $150 bucks you would figure it would have a higher quality system. One positive was that the waist belt was able to be stored away so you didnt have it dangling around your waist when not in use.
Overall, not a bad backpack if you are carrying laptop and a few cloths but not the right pack if you need to carry a full set of work cloths.