Ted and I saw these packs a while back at a Patagonia product showing. Right away we both liked the classic look of the pack along with the great features it offered. Seemed like a pretty good deal at $99.
The pack feature a large open interior, padded computer sleeve for 15 inch laptops, two accessory pockets, and several classic leather tie-downs.
I purchased one a few months ago and find the 26 liter size great for an everyday bag whether I am going away for the weekend or just coming back and forth from work. I definitely envision strapping rod tubes to the side and using this as a fishing bag in a hike & fish situation. I would love if this bag had an exterior water/coffee mug pocket but for the price I can’t ask for too much. If I have a lot of small things to carry, I find the Fishpond travel pouches super handy.
D&H has these backpack in several colors. Stop by and take a look.