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I would like to clarify one thing
on September 19, 2014
I would like to clarify one thing; the clear interior dimensions of the main compartment is 29 inches long x 13 inches wide x 11 inches high. I just measured it. The product description says 34" x 15" x 12" that should be overall exterior dimensions when the bag is fully filled up just like the product picture shows. The bag itself weighs 4lb 2oz according to my scale.
I purchased this bag because I had a 32" long x 11" wide item that I wanted to carry in the bag, but I found out that it was a bit too tight to do that while I also need to put other stuff. This is the kind of things that you find out when you actually get the item. So it was a bit disappointing since I interpreted the length to be 34" and the width to be 15 inches.
The bag says it is made in India. The quality of cotton material and construction such as stitching is fair for the price and should be good enough for long use. One good finding was the bag has about 1/4 inch thick padding where your back touches when you carry this bag as backpack. The fabric where the two shoulder straps are attached is double layered, that is where the pads are inserted.
The black bottom fabric does not appear to be very durable. It is soft in touch. It is not PVC. It is just like a fake leather material. The description says "waterproof" because it is vinyl material which of course repels water. But with one puncture the bottom will not prevent water to come inside. I should be careful when I have to put the bag on rocky surface, etc.
There are total 6 pockets on the exterior and two slots inside. Despite many pockets, the bag still looks simple in appearance, which I like.
Overall I like this bag because the bag looks simple, I can dump it in washing machine, and I can fold it into a compact shape (13"x9"x4" rectangular shape) when I want to store it. I first considered buying "UTG Ranger Field Bag", but chose this bag instead because of those reasons.
I needed a bag like this for car camping and also for a few week long travel. I put 50-60lb items in this bag and walk about a half miles from my car to camp site. The backpack shoulder straps are comfortable for the short walk. I can also imagine using this bag for traveling etc.
Overall, it is a good bag for the price.