My son started middle school this year and need a heavy duty backpack that would handle many textbooks. Along, with other departments to hold other things. This backpack met all of his backpack needs!
Love this backpack! Lots of pockets, zippers, pouches to keep items in. Light, heavy duty. No complaints! Would definitely recommend this product for all ages.
I am a college student at a university and I am currently taking 16 hrs. Most reviews I read about the Surge went something like, "it fits all my stuff" or "holds everything I need." Well, I don't know how much stuff they have or what they need; so, this will be a detailed description of what I can fit into the Surge. As I said, I am taking 16 hrs. so I have a lot of materials that I need to haul around all over a large campus. For starters, the main organizer compartment is phenomenal! I carry several supplies (multiple high lighters, pens, pencils, a scientific calculator and a simple calculator, and other general supplies) and the compartment neatly organizes all of it! The large storage compartment can hold 4 one inch binders; while I place 3 books in the designated laptop compartment (book#1: 538 pages, book#2: 906 pages, and book#3: 1,113 pages). I can place book#4: 358 pages, in the main organizing compartment cause it stretches at the bottom. At this point, it is absolutely maxed! It is a very tight squeeze for all this to fit...but it does all fit! I can also squeeze a wide 32oz. water bottle in the side holder! That covers the maximum storage capacity. The Surge advertises that it can store up to a 15" laptop. However, I have a 17" dell studio laptop and it will fit in the designated laptop compartment. I do have to remove the battery in order for it to fit; and again, it is a very tight fit for 17" laptop...but it does fit! If I am carrying my 17" laptop in the designated compartment, I can still fit 2 one inch binders and 2 books (book#1: 1,300 pages & book#2: 538 pages) in the main storgae compartment. I can also store my power cord, mouse pad, and mouse in the very front compartment with ease! That covers basic necessities for the light days, which there are only two. I had read in other reviews the Surge was big and uncomfortable. Well, while it is big it is certainly not uncomfortable. I am 6'3" and 225lbs., this backpack fits me perfect! I love the straps the Surge has...they're wide and durable. The extra padding on the back is really nice as well! Also, if you are carrying as much weight as I do on a daily basis, be sure to cinch the straps up after you put it on; what this does is take the load off your back and makes you stand up straight while carrying a heavy load...trust me, this makes a tremendous difference! The straps are very easy to adjust, just one quick flip and they're all the way out again, so there is no hassle about doing it eveytime you put it on and take it off. I don't think there is another product out there that can come close to the Surge and I will purchase another one if I ever need another backpack!