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post #181 of 239

North Face Surge continues to impress. It's fun to throw a whole day of classes supplies in the main compartment, then collapsing the whole thing down nearly flat when you only need to carry a thin notebook or a paper notepad. Doesn't seem well suited to handle large laptops 15.6" and up, however. Though I'm sure it says that somewhere.

post #182 of 239

I noticed mentions of ballistic nylon being used in the North Face Surge,    is it water repellent / water proof ?

post #183 of 239

Water beads on the backpack, and there's a bit of fabric to prevent water from getting in through the zippers, but as of right now it's not raining and I'm trying to avoid getting drenched, because I have a bit of a cold.

 

Though after seeing that water just beads right up, I think it's water repellent... as soon as it rains and I feel better I'll get back to you. 

post #184 of 239

Here on campus that would be nice. Last time I complained to you about it bothering my shoulder, now I can officially say it sucks having to worry about leather in the rain.

post #185 of 239

I have had this Gravis Staple backpack for some time now, works a treat. There is a nice 15" laptop compartment and enough room to fit gear for an overnight stay. There is a new version out that seems to have more room and can hold a 17" laptop.

 

http://www.gravisfootwear.com/#/products/bags/mens/staple/

 

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Edited by Townyj - 9/14/10 at 2:39pm
post #186 of 239

Been using this Supreme bag since first year uni

 

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post #187 of 239

My current fulltime backpack. A Hurley Puerto Rico. It's huge. It holds my 16" laptop, HD650, SR-71a, Bluetooth mouse, IEMs, LOD & amp straps, iPod, multiple USB cables, sunglasses and my wallet. If someone tried to mug me for this thing while it was fully loaded...well, they'd have to shoot me!   http://store.apple.com/us/product/TV982LL/A?fnode=MTY1NDA2Ng&mco=MTA4MjU1NzU

 

 

post #188 of 239

Fortunately for me, I keep a 2 D cell Maglite in the front compartment of the backpack... very easy to pull out of need be. Could probably tuck a 3 D cell battery Mag if need be too.

post #189 of 239
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Underarmor will last u forever


Yeah right. Haha the straps on my Underarmour Varsity backpack ripped off about a year and a half ago. I had them sewn back on, but they gave way a couple months ago. Invested in a North Face Surge and I'll never turn back. Though...I kind of wish that I got the Big Shot instead. My friend recently bought one via eBay and it looks much more roomier for my school supplies since there isn't a ridiculously large padded laptop compartment taking up more room than I wish it would. My 17" HP dv7 doesn't even fit in the laptop compartment. 

post #190 of 239

I was using Ferrino backpack for many years. Great for high school and lighter tour.

 

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Now I got this awesome Osprey bag, great for netbook and other things for my university( Faculty of Civil Engineering on CVUT)

 

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post #191 of 239

I've had the older version of this pack for longer than I can recall. I bought it when I had my first laptop which was when I was 17... so as a rough guess 7 years. NOTHING is messed up on on it. It is the most sturdy product I've ever owned.

 

>>> CLICKY <<<

 

The internals are vastly different but after using and abusing one of these for 7 years and it still looking new and feeling like it could handle easily as much more abuse, I can't let this thread go without a response from me. :P

 

Good backpacks for cheap from wenger, it seems. :)


Edited by Aynjell - 9/19/10 at 12:35pm
post #192 of 239

X2 for the Wenger/Swiss Army laptop backpacks. I've had mine for 5+ years of everyday use. It still looks great and everything works.

I saw one of these and was intrigued:

http://www.columbia.com/Mobex%E2%84%A2-XL/UU9792,default,pd.html

The price was a little too high, so I got a used one on ebay. I have to say, once you figure out how to pack it, it feels like nothing at all. It's not quite big enough for my laptop, but it fits my netbook. I pretty much use it while out bicycling or hiking.

post #193 of 239

Glad I bookmarked this page many months ago, now trawling through and picking out the slimmer backpacks.

post #194 of 239
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Goku View Post

Underarmor will last u forever


Yeah right. Haha the straps on my Underarmour Varsity backpack ripped off about a year and a half ago. I had them sewn back on, but they gave way a couple months ago. Invested in a North Face Surge and I'll never turn back. Though...I kind of wish that I got the Big Shot instead. My friend recently bought one via eBay and it looks much more roomier for my school supplies since there isn't a ridiculously large padded laptop compartment taking up more room than I wish it would. My 17" HP dv7 doesn't even fit in the laptop compartment. 



I'm glad you say you have the Surge and like it. I've been looking for a new pack and the Surge really caught my eye. I want a big, yet not cumbersome pack that can be used for school, but also day hikes and traveling. It seems to be well suited for all of this and I was able to check it out at REI and it seemed nice. 

post #195 of 239
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Been using this Supreme bag since first year uni

 

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ballin, ive got one but its the 28th

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