Gear Review

4 5

Exceeded Expectations!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was a little skeptical at first because the fabric looked kind of thin and the shoulder straps looked weak. So far durability has not been an issue. Somehow everything I had to store, I found a spot for, which I wasn't sure of when I bought. A laptop pocket was a must and this one fits my 13"laptop, iPad and documents, extremely happy with that. The one time I had a lot of gear, I opened the expandable compartment and everything fit great. I have two minor complaints... I bought the Carbide one and the little zipper tabs are the same color and at times hard to find, especially in low light. I wish they had made them a different color to stand out. The shoulder straps feel flimsy. I wish they had a sturdier feel like TheNorthFace's backpacks.

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I forgot to add that the waist and chest buckles could be tweaked a little. All backpacks I've had I could snap those buckles without looking. With these, I miss so many times, I just have to look to get it right.