Rated 5 out of 5 by MKNYC Great for Travel and Gym
I have been using this pack for my gym/pool and it fits everything I need. It's not large so not ideal for a big pack, but for the purpose of quick trips it's great. It's lightweight and sturdy. The hardware on it is also of a good quality and it is really cool that it can fold into a little pocket for easy stowage. I will keep using it as my gym/pool bag and plan to use it for air travel as a second carry-on bag.
March 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by hpytrails "Unstowable" Day Pack
I like the compartments on the pack. Straps a bit much for a lightweight day pack. I was looking forward to actually 'stowing' the pack in it's pouch for travel. Several people tried & there is absolutely no way one can stuff that pack into the stowaway pouch provided.
February 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BethRinPA Stowaway? Really?
I love this pack. Bright, roomy, light, plenty of room for everything I'll need for an upcoming vacation with two kids. But I CANNOT figure how to fold it up into the pouch that's attached to the inside.
February 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LichenIt lightweight
This day pack was purchased to be used to caring extra items when we are traveling in foreign cities. The light weight and space for water bottles are appealing features. The day pack does NOT fit easily into its stowaway pouch. It will be easier to pack it flat in a suitcase instead of using the bulging pouch.
February 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TaterStateTraveler Just What I Was Looking For
I purchased the day pack for a future photo safari to Africa. Since we are limited to just 44 pounds for a three week trip, I wanted a light pack for a carry on for the plane and for day use. This pack fit the bill perfectly. The pack is made of rip stop nylon. It has nice padded straps with a toggle clasp across the chest to keep the straps from falling off your shoulders. It also has a strap around the waist to keep it tight to your back. It has net pockets with elastic around the tops on each side of the pack for water bottles. It also has several zipable pockets on the exterior and interior.
Since I haven't used it for travel yet, I can't evaluate how well it works on a trip, but I did notice that the inside zippered pocket was sewn into the pack incorrectly. This prevented the zipper from closing. It was a fairly simple fix for me to undo the stitching and sew it into the pack correctly. Looks like there needs to be more attention to quality control!
February 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lola2014 Nice Bag - But...
This is a nice bag. Very roomy yet compact. Just wished the front pocket/pouch had a zipper. The front pocket/pouch gaps open when the bag is half full.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LESCommuter A surprise hit with me
Only because I had a half resolve to give up on backpacks for bicycle commuting. I don't need to carry a computer or need a fancy pack and I need a pack that will stay on/ mold to my back as they can cause awful strain after a while if they pull away. I also did not want too much capacity as it encourages me to overload. Lastly it is so hard to find a pack that makes things accessible. I love the two side pockets because I put keys and access cards there as well as in the flat pouch on front and especially in winter I love the open stash for garments for when I get cold or overheat. I can reach the side pockets without taking off the pack, a big plus. i wish the side pockets were made of the same material as the pack as in time my way of using them for edgy stash will cause them to tear...
First day I wore it I was dismayed to find I had gotten it soaked in dirty slush but it came off easily with a damp clothe. I got the yellow for the visibility but I like it for itself as well as for that safety function.
February 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by pdoc Good buy
Plenty of room, yet very compact when necessary. useful for my purposes
January 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BrooklynBiker good bag, does the job
My favorite thing about this bag is the color. I got the blue one with green trim, and it's really fun! The handle is just right. I also like that it has two mesh water bottle holders, that can be cinched tighter. That's a big thumbs up. I rejected several other bags because they only had one mesh holder, and others often stretch out so that they don't really hold anything in place anymore. The lightness factor is the best feature -- I can hardly tell I'm wearing it! I might be willing to give up some of that, though, for just a little more padding across my back and shoulders. The compartments are all good, although I don't know that I'll use the stash area in front -- it just doesn't seem that secure. The side straps that tighten it also kind of get in the way while zipping and unzipping the bag. I needed a bag for doing errands around NYC, often while biking. I have another bag with compartments for laptop, etc., so I wanted it to have one big compartment for shopping. This one does the job, although I wouldn't mind if it were just a little bigger. Despite my few caveats, it's a thumbs up!
January 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by marymac Lightweight and good size
I used my daypack today for the first time and it is perfect for my needs. It will hold snacks, drinks and change of clothes etc when I am on an outing with my toddler grandchildren and need to hands free. It will also be perfect for a day hike or other such adventure. My only disappointment and the reason for four stars is the stowaway bag is too small to get the backpack into. I'm sure if I struggled and was willing to spend 20 minutes I could do it but I'm not interested in a struggle so instead I'll purchase a small stuff sack I can easily fit the backpack into.
January 28, 2014