Rated 5 out of 5 by TheRealMcCoy Great all-around mid-size pack, multi-purpose.
Good size pack, can hold a lot, but compression straps keep it tight when packed lightly. Waist belt helps load bearing when full, but packs out of way when not needed; this is particularly good when using this as a carry-on. Organizer slots in front pocket are key feature, let you carry small personal items or office on back with easy access. Good material, tough; should last a long time. Well put together with good zippers and good, quiet zipper pulls. Bought one in Colonial Red for general use, like when shopping or getting around in a city. It will be easy to keep track of and spot on someone who tries a snatch and grab. Am thinking about one in black to fit out as a bugout bag. Forgot to mention the hydration bladder space holds a 15+" laptop easily and the straps make the load feel light. Plus, there's a good arrangement still there for an iPad in addition.
July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Monolds Perfect traveling backpack
I was looking for a backpack that had a main body not divided into two zipper compartments like many school backpacks. Not only is the main compartment roomy but has a place designated for laptops and another to hold my Kindle. Even with those two items packed I still have room for clothing and toiletries. The other zipper compartment in the front of the backpack is perfect for pens/pencils, travel documents, a smaller paperback book & other items of a flatter shape. My light weight rain jacket fit easily into the pouch in the front. The water bottle holders are of ample size. Overall, I don't have one negative thing to say about this backpack. I imagine I will be able to use this and my small wheel suitcase and travel without having to check any bags for trips lasting up to a week.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sconner Great Backpack
Purchased for our Mexico as second carry-on. Fit nicely under the seat. Plenty of easy accessable pockets for passports, cash, airline tickets. Can't wait to use it for hiking and camping now.
April 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cruiseabout Quality, yes. Comfort, not so much
This backpack was everything I wanted in one, it just was really uncomfortable to wear. I tried it empty, so I can imagine how bad it would be filled. I returned it.
April 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sculley Sturdy
Great back pack for school. 11 year old son loves it!
March 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by phillpsych You Get What You Pay For, (and then some)
I have owned some nice packs in the past, and wore out my most recent one... (actually my teenager wore it out, but he's not responsible for anything...). So I have been shopping around, and the prices vary quite a bit. I think the price for this pack is very reasonable, especially for what you get. I can put my 15" MacBook, my iPad, chargers for each and for my phone, pens and pencils, a note book, a couple files, business cards, a couple books, and still have room to spare. I have unused pockets and spaces still available. It is well built, nice looking, easy to carry, sturdy and lightweight. Time will tell on how long it lasts, but for now, I couldn't be happier. No need for fancier stuff... this does the trick.
February 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by twsj everything fits
comfortable with plenty of storage/multitude of different pockets
October 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WIshooter Great value bag!
I was impressed immediately by the bag, but thought it felt smaller than it looked. Just packed the bag for 3 days of campIng and found it's actually bigger. I had plenty of room to spare and it fits comfortably on my back. Couldn't be happier!
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicknamedreviewer great daypack
This pack is a great size for a long dayhike and for bringing workout gear and a lunch to work. It has many compartments for staying organized and the compression straps are perfectly placed for keeping the pack stable/close to my back. I love the separate fleece lined sunglass pocket the Bean's is putting in many of their packs these days and this one has it. It is the perfect size for me (5'8") and very comfortable to wear.
September 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by wildwill2 okay but zippers tough to work
Good features, but the zippers don't function too well.
August 21, 2013