My previous backpack, a JanSport recently began to break down. One strap busted and the other one was half way there. I guess you could say it was on it’s last leg. It did however last about 10 years but then my books kept getting bigger and heavier…. until my backpack pal gave up….
I researched and browsed for a new backpack online…. and concluded that I just had to have the North Face Surge… so far it seems to be living up to it’s reviews. It has a lot of straps though which I still need to get used to. I’m a little surprised that it is not as spacious as I thought it was going to be, however, I didn’t really want a monstrous backpack anyway. There is one little disappointment though… I read somewhere that this particular backpack was suppose to come with a whistle….. I searched everywhere for it but never found one. I’m afraid I got gypped and now, I want my whistle….