Bryan G.wrote a review of DAKINE Explorer 26L Backpack on January 13, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've had an older version of the Dakine Explorer backpack since 2000. Used it for college, hiking, motorcycle riding, overnight trips, basically everything for the last 13 years. Only in the last year, the interior lining has started to fall away from the nylon where the bag crinkles at the top. Other than that, the bag itself and every zipper have stayed in tact. Dakine is quality.
Great bag for overnight clothes + extra shoes (+more), laptop (fits 15" fine) and textbooks, or all the day hiking stuff you'd need. IIRC, in 2000 it was ~$90, so for $60 on here now, it's a steal for sure.