I've owned a North Face Yavapai backpack for over 10 years. It was perfect in college and for day trips. As a young professional I now travel often for work and needed a backpack that could carry my laptop, noise canceling headphones and other travel items. The Yavapai wasn't cutting it and The bag literally was bursting at the seams every time I packed my laptop and just few other items. The North Face Router has saved me from the dreaded packing frustration. I'm able to fit my laptop, ipad, and a ton of other items I need for a trip while easily zipping the bag closed. Another thing I love is the fact that the backpacks now are padded and have ventilation channels on the back allowing for a comfortable and cool (no sweaty back!) carry. I highly recommend this bag to anybody looking for a little extra space over the standard 20-30 liter volume backpacks, this baby is 41 liters, but you could never tell from just looking at it. I got the Black color, it's super sharp.