I feel like I am finally part of the club. Most people go for their messenger bags, but that’s not really my style. The backpack I got, the Showdown, is on sale right now. Get it. You won’t regret it. Super soft liner on the inside. Zippers zip one-handed. iPad compartment. 15″ MBP fits snug. None of these were features of my previous North Face backpack (laptops do not strike me as their primary focus). And what’s better? I ordered it late Wednesday and it arrived mid Friday. They mean business.