A great backpack, ideal for hiking, every day use, can carry full size DSLRs and laptop.
Fabric: 420D nylon, 600D polyester print, 1680D ballistics nylon
Laptop Sleeve: 16.25 x 10.5 x 2 inches
Laptop and tablet sleeves
Weight: 3lb 1oz
So after weeks of reading about backpacks and their practicality and so on, I decided on the Surge II and wont even look back!
Some people are saying this daypack is a waste of money and to purchase the Surge I instead. I would have to disagree
I am a college student and I also enjoy getting lost in the woods so this pack serves my every needs
A. Lets start with the first large compartment (laptop compartment)
1. Its huge and has a tablet compartment attached to it. I fit my 15" Macbook in there with a case and use the tablet compartment for my charger usually
2. Sorry but this compartment does not have a slit to run a bladder hose through but you can always just run it though an opening in a zipper if you really wanted
3. This compartment also has a foam tube on the bottom (2inch in diameter) for protection(I just drop my bag to the floor even with my laptop in it when i set it down honestly)
B. The next large compartment is your main compartment,
1. For day hikes, I fill this thing to the top with food, clothes, gear, and usually one very large jacket for the night hike back.
2. For school i could fit my biology and physics text book in there (each is about 300 pages) plus my binders and notebooks with enough space to add my sweater on top, ITS HUGE!
C. Here's your organizational pocket
1. velcro compartment, attached to a pocket the same size which is zippered, attached to two other pocket, (could fit a CD case in each) plus other small compartments including a padded pocket for something more delicate like an iphone perhaps.
2. The front side of the pocket has a mesh zipper compartment which is nice because you can always see what you got in there.
D. Now in the front you can see two zippers, unlike the Surge I, on the Surge II these pockets arnt connected!
1. Two separate pockets big enough to fit 3-4 water bottles in each, this is where i keep my on-the-go snacks and other totally random useful things
E. Above these two pockets you have the flannel material for sun glasses and such, its big enough for me to fit my hand in there with my fingers stretched out as far as possible
DONT BE FOOLED! This pack has only 1 bottle holder (pictured) the other side is just a strechy pocket and it fits my first aid kit in the perfectly!
also the bottle holder keeps my 1L nalgene bottle in place and it never shakes, even when its full
This change they did doesnt matter for me, 1L of water is plenty and if i needed more, im sure i can find space in the pack to store a bottle for refill.
other things: the waist strap tucks away underneath the padding, it has a chest strap with a whistle attached, got a chain of daisy loops and its looks GREAT!
I've also made a bunch of my buddies kinda jealous
It's nice to feel comfortable on a 20mile hike and this pack does it! definitely recommended.