User Review: The North Face Primero 85
Price Paid: $320
TNF Primero 85 is a good looking pack but not very solid. We've done a few 3-4 day trips in it, hoping to use it for John Muir Trail in 2011 and are disappointed.
The load-lifters are dysfunctional where they attach above the shoulder straps. It lacks stability, no matter how we adjusted it, it was always loose. It fit everything we needed ok, but couldn't get to the side-pockets for our water bottle.
All in all it was an uncomfortable pack lacking attention to the details. It made the journey tougher than it should've been.