William U.wrote a review of The North Face Patrol 35 Backpack - 2150cu in on April 23, 2009
This pack has plenty of space for a day trip or a minimal overnighter. There are a ton of straps and it took a few for me to figure out all of them. If you're a snowboarder then you get the vert carry which is all I use and there is way to carry skis in the A-frame which is good cause I'm a splitboarder so there is the extra option. If you ride, the diagonal carry strap of skis on the bottom is useless and there is no easy way to tuck it in - I may just cut it off but for now it's not a big deal.
I have never used this kind of a frame before, where the frame is an external piece on the back. I've used old full frame packs and internal molded frames and this is a little different. The frame is study and makes it light.
It's got a "pass though" for your hydration hose but only allows it to go across and over your left shoulder, not a big deal but I've always had mine on the right so it was a little to get used to reaching for that side.
I'm tall (6'4") and I found the waist straps sit right (I got the large pack) or just a little high but comfortable. The small pouch on the waist band is good for ID, a pack of gum or a really small digi camera but that's about all. I just use it for gum and it's easy access but you're not fitting much else in there. The "hidden" mesh type pocket on the inside of the top flap is also perfect for keys and ID and other small items - I overlooked this pocket the first few times out with this pack and was happy to find it later.
Overall, I like this pack. I've used it on shorter daytrips and long daytrips with heavy weight and it was comfortable and had plenty of space. For the price you wont be disappointed.