Eric H.wrote a review of The North Face Cinder 40 Backpack - 2441cu in on October 28, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The 840d nylon really has proven to be quite tough when dragging it up on ledges and carrying heavy loads is no problem. Minor wear and tear on the pack from hauling it over coarse granite but the straps and buckles are holding up great. The straps used to tighten down the roll top are starting to fray from lots of use, this the only part of the bag im worried about. if they tear.. somewhat s.o.l. if your out back with a lot of gear. The load bearing haul points were very helpful for dragging it up steep approach slabs that would have been sketchy to climb up with a heavy bag(40lbs). The removable rope carry strap proved to be worthless(to me) since my bag always seems to be packed to the brim.(would be better if it was longer..) I also have the 55l but haven't used it yet this season and it would be a better option if your the one whose always carrying all the gear.. rope, full rack, draws, and maybe your girlfriends gear as well as food,water, layers. id rather have a bit of extra space than packed to the brim. The roll top lid when packed full is somewhat of a pain to deal with so pack your stuff accordingly.
to sum things up, its worth the money and its held up to alot of abuse.. being that i dont really baby my gear.. ( toys not trophys!!)