I bought this back pack to lug my stuff to and from work. I really like it. It's a little big for my liking but I knew it would be from the description and size information. I like that it has multiple compartments for different purposes. I don't have a laptop but carry around my ipad in it. It would fit a large laptop without issue I'm sure. It can carry some accesories, paperwork, has compartments for pens, etc. I find the "shoe pocket" convenient. I don't carry an extra pair with me but use it for my umbrella instead. The back padding and straps are comfortable. My only complaint and the reason I gave this product 4 stars not 5 is the zipper on one of the front compartments. It works fine but the material around it must be straight and since this is a curved compartment, I find my self having to stop to straigtening the material out around the zipper to get it open. The other zippers don't have this issue and can be opened and closed in one fluid motion. I believe the size of the zipper with the sharper curve just makes it a bit problematic.
As the review title says, it is light and small which is both its greatest advantage and biggest down fall. when I got it in the mail I thought the mailer broke open and was empty, it wasn't, the bag was in there, it is just that light weight. Of course when you make something light weight (at this price point) you end up using lighter, thinner fabric (whether they used light fabric because it was cheaper or because they wanted to make the bag light I do not know) and it shows so it is a good thing the bag is the size it is. It is plenty strong for the limited amount of stuff you could fit in it and would make a good EDC bag for office workers or other people who only need to carry a limited amount of supplies in large cities or towns but it has nowhere the room you would need for a BOB/GHB or an EDC for someone who needs to carry a lot of stuff to and from their car and work like a nurse or police officer. it just sits really awkward on me and is not terribly comfortable but I am kind of big and tall so on a smaller person it may be fine.
This was a nice compact product but I've seen similar sized bags with more storage than this bag. I think they could have created a bag with more storage and more pockets without increasing the overall size. The sling didn't fit comfortably either but that's more of a personal critique...others may think it fits fine. On a side note, Overstock charges $2.95 to ship to you which is fine and I accepted but they also say you can return the item to them with a Pre-Paid shipping label. That to me sounds like they pick up the return shipping charge which I later found out they don't. There are plenty of other online stores that charge nothing for shipping and return shipping. That seemed a bit shady to me and will not buy from Overstock.com anymore. Too many better options.
Great bag! It has three zipper pockets. On towards the back for a bladder. Two towards the front. Both of great sizes. Under the flap there is a small mesh pocket. A bottle holder on one side and straps that cross the bag keeping it tight.
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