Fazzwrote a review of The North Face Alteo 25 Backpack - 1525cu in on September 11, 2011
This is a great pack, best in it's class after looking at others. Includes many of those "small" extras which makes it more handy and usually only found on backpacking packs.
Key strap, multiple pockets, huge main area, separate 2nd pocket, trekking pole straps, pockets on the hip belt, big zipper pulls, etc.
With my 2ltr of water, hardly noticed the pack on my shoulders, transfers more weight to the hip which is much better, especially with my broken collarbone.
Only complaint is that the pocket for the bladder is a bit small, my large platypus 3ltr bladder is a very tight fit.