Rated 5 out of 5 by TurtleCreek Perfect commuter bag: Comfortable & Low Profile.
I really love this bag. This has turned into my every day bag for commuting back and forth to DC. A low profile bag that stores what you need for the day (including my laptop). Just enough pockets to separate things inside and out. Was glad to find a bag WITHOUT the mesh 'water bottle' pockets on the out side, there is a tall slender pocket inside that I use for a water bottle. The low profile allows you to move through the Metro isles and platform without bouncing off every other commuter walking by. The top handle is ideal for hand carrying in tight/cramped situations when needed. The shoulder straps are very comfortable as well.
So far I have resisted taking this out on the trail - but am liking the low profile so much, that I may replace my old bulky day pack with one of these.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ScouterRay Great day pack!
I needed a new pack for day hikes but wanted something I could use for work as well. The last one I got didn't last very long and came apart quickly so I did a fair amount of research.
The FlapJack does both really well. Its roomy, comfortable, and the padded slot works well for either my iPad or my 15" laptop. Contrary to what is listed, a 17" laptop won't work. Its just too tight. The pack is really well constructed and is another quality Osprey product. Plus you can't beat their lifetime warranty. It can be set up with a hydration pack but I haven't tried that out yet. I will this summer when we're in Montana. There is no water bottle pocket on the side.
I would recommend this to anyone wanting a dual purpose day pack.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Connecticutfloridian The Best Backpack
I purchased this backpack for my son to use in college and to take to Europe. I know it is the perfect backpack for him because after I had ordered it (it was to be a surprise), he emailed me to tell me he had ordered the same backpack! Luckily, he was able to cancel his order (thanks, LLBean!). My son loves the backpack, and says it can carry many more items than his previous one, and is actually lighter and more comfortable!
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Travelingman62 Awesome Bag
This bag is perfect for carrying school books and other items of need. It is also great for carrying on-board the airlines as I travel overseas. If you have a 17" laptop, it will not fit. A 16" laptop or smaller is great. Pockets are deep with plenty of room. Great bag!!
February 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SCBigRed Not quite as large as advertised
This is an excellent day pack and probably worth every penny. I was in search of a pack that could hold a 17-inch laptop which is how I came to the Osprey versus the Bean packs. While my 17-inch laptop fits in the sleeve, it is too large for the Velcro closure to securely fasten the laptop in the bag. Again, I really like the bag, but it is realistically for laptops 16 inches or less.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FreeportTime This Bag is Awesome
Really well made bag that looks good, carries well, and holds a lot. My husband carries this with all of our necessities and anything we pick up along the way. Our go to bag for any outings and adventures. Several separate compartments so you can separate wallets, phones, keys, larger items. We couldn't be happier with our choice.
August 7, 2013