Great Backup Backpack / Ultralight Backpack
This one of my favourite essential pieces of kit. Be it when you go on a shopping trip or a 7 day trip.
+ Amazingly small packed size.
Its small packed size makes it convenient to carry around and you can open it up quickly for use.
+ Very strong load strength
I didnt measure the exact load but I did fill it with 10 huge cans of soup and the straps carried it easily (though I personally did not appreciate the weight)
+ Fairly tough material
The material was suprisingly tough and did not tear when I accidently dragged it on a tarmac road.
- The adjustable straps can slide when you are moving about aggresively. I solved this by tying a knot at the desired lengths.
- Not condensation proof. Its ultrasil (Siliconised Cordura) so some condensation can occur. I wrapped the laptop/iPad in the sweater so it was fine.
There is no padding to the straps nor the back of the backpack. So if you are going to be carrying something that might hurt (like the edges of the aforementioned cans) it might be wise to put a bit of padding on the back part of the backpack.
I have used this backpack for my laptop as well as its assorted odds and ends. (mouse, chargers etc) and a fleece scarf or a sweater laid at the bottom was sufficient padding for me to not worry about damaging the electronics.
But I think its best used for those unexpected shopping moments when you dont want to carry several shopping bags. You can save a few plastic bags by just loading your shopping directly into this.
This is a great travel accessory or daybag. Go for it =D