my description says "alborz " backpack, is there a difference or reason?
Woops 15" not 15'.... that would be a large backpack.
There is a difference between the Alborz and Amira backpack, but it's very small. The sizes are the same (both will hold 15' laptops) and both are considered "women's backpacks", however the front "stash" pockets vary. The Amira has a mesh pocket in front (as seen on the picture), and the Alborz has and enclosed pocket with an open slit in the middle for easy stashing. I'm pretty sure The North Face stopped selling the Amira and replaced it with this.
I have no idea why it says alborz now. I purchased it two years ago for college. Even the pictures show it's most definitely the Amira and it cost about the same Amira.
There is no difference that I am aware of. My backpack looks like the one featured in the picture. I could not be happier with my backpack. I use it on a daily basis and haven't noticed any wear and tear. I would recommend this backpack to anyone.
I bought it two years ago and use it to carry my laptop and materials to work. I am an elementary teacher and it has held up great and holds a lot...I use it everyday and have since I bought it! It still looks great and I won't be buying a new one for a while. They may call it a daypack because you can use it everyday... The one thing that has worn on it...if it matters to you, is that the North Face logo is wearing off on the back strap, due to the contact with my jacket, etc. I would def buy it again!