Blade 24 - Not quite there
Arc'teryx makes excellent equipment and the Blade 24 is no exception. However, it was not what I was looking for. The pack and straps seemed overly stiff, not comfortable to carry and the side access zips opened to compartments that were not workable for the files and items I needed to carry. I was hoping that this pack would replace my much loved Patagonia Half Mass messenger bag. All the materials and features were there, but it just didn't work for me. The pack is a great idea, but the execution was not what I expected from Arc'teryx. Sadly, I opted to return the pack. Hopefully will have better luck next time.