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I LOVE IT!!!
, August 10, 2012
Ok. I'm an avid Amazon shopper (who isn't?), and never have I look forward to writing a review for any product ( I usually don't even write one). But I need give this backpack all the credit that it deserves.
A little about myself: I commute via bicycle everyday and I live in a city. I've gone through a few backpacks and have yet to find one that I absolutely loved. Some are too bulky even with minimal items in the bag, some looks tough enough but it would fall apart, and some are just too small for anything.
I did a lot of research, and here were my requirements: Spacious enough but doesn't compromise the size of the bag; strap pockets for keys, phone, waller, etc., a helmet holder, rain cover, and side pockets for when I want to stash water bottle or something easily while riding. If those things are what you're looking for, then just add this backpack to your basket and pay because you will get all of that AND MORE!
One of my favorite features of this backpack is the key zip-string-thing in the key pocket , and if I could give out an award to the best idea ever I would. I misplace my keys all the time and this key string works flawlessly. It's the little things.
My U-Lock fits perfect inside of one of the side pockets. I"ve yet to use the rain cover and I can't wait for that. The headlight reflectors are great for when you get your bike light stolen.
I got the black one because I intend to have this backpack for a very long time, and I feel the bamboo colored one would show too much stains in the long run. That's just me though. I also got the 24 liter one because I have a small frame and I want something that I can walk around the city/go to work with comfortably like a regular backpack. The 34 liter one would work well for a guy, in my opinion, or someone who likes to carry a lot of stuff while commuting.
I plan on using this backpack as my daily backpack regardless if I'm riding or not, so to have a padded computer sleeve for your computer or tablet is pretty sweet.
Last but not least, yes the price may be a little steep, but this backpack is build to last. It's has a lifetime guarantee. I'm a huge Osprey person, and I also own one of their packs for a few years now, which I used to do my bike trip in Europe. I'd rather pay a little more for something that looks and feel great, but above all, something that can keep up with my adventures and life style.
Did I mention this backpack is AWESOME? Get it!!!
I hope this review helps. I apologize for my grammar but you get the idea :)