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Gear Review

5 5

Upgraded to this pack from a Jansport

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

I've used a Jansport backpack since I was in elementary school and have loved the clean, simple look. I upgraded to this pack for two reasons:

1. Jansports don't do well in rain and it gets quite wet in Michigan during winter and spring.
2. Jansports get quite uncomfortable when you start to load heavy textbooks into it.

This bag not only looks good but has a dedicated laptop AND iPad compartment that can also be used to hold a water bladder. It fits my laptop along with a couple textbooks and folders no problem. Also, the secondary pocket has your standard organizational slots for pens, cell phones, etc. The pack is very water resistant and it has two external pockets on either side for water bottles. But the best part of the pack is how comfortable it is when you're wearing it. The difference between a 10 pound Jansport and a 10 pound Hot Shot blew me away. And when you're not busy commuting to school, throw a bladder and your camping gear into the bag for a bomber day pack. Versatile, comfortable and looks great.