Ok, step 1 is to accept that you mostly use a backpack around town and not in the woods. I know, we’d all like that to be reversed but it’s the truth. So, why are you toting around an adventure pack when there are awesome options like the new Access pack from The North Face? They’ve done away with zippers for the main compartment that has what they call “ejector tabs” that can pop the top open with the press of a button at the top. From there you get quick access to the main compartment where you have handy organizers for your electronics and small stuff as well as the main opening. You still get some traditional pockets with two on the outside and a large easy side access laptop pocket. It looks sharp and comes with their lifetime guarantee, so how can you go wrong on a $235 pack that will last for a long long time?