For commuters and travelers.
The versatile Gregory Compass 40 Daypack handles commuting to work and traveling for business with the ease of a seasoned professional. Its compact profile, along with the adjustable shoulder straps, keeps the load closer to your body, making this pack more comfortable when you're commuting on your bike. A ventilated back panel helps with airflow, and the laptop sleeve is padded to protect your 15-inch laptop. The separate bottom lets you store muddy shoes away from your work clothes, and an expanding divider in the main compartment holds souvenirs when you travel. Gregory also added a top accessory pocket with a zippered mesh pocket for organization, a zippered mesh organizer inside the main compartment, dual daisy chains that you can hook gear to, and side compression straps to keep everything tight when you're on the go.
- Padded backpack straps and backpanel
- U-zip backpanel access
- External-access padded laptop sleeve (15-inch)
- Top accessory pocket with key clip
- Zippered mesh organizer pocket
- Side compression straps
- Dual daisy chains
- Item #GRE004E
- Q & A
The Goldilocks of Travel Backpacks
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I stumbled on this bag while looking for a backpack for my ten-day trip to eastern Europe and Scandinavia. It looked perfect, but I couldn’t find any truly in-depth reviews on it.I love my Gregory “camping” backpack, so I took a chance on it and I’m so glad I did.
This bag is incredible. It’s the perfect hybrid between a day bag and a overnight backpackers bag (a size that's surprisingly hard to find). It’s big without being gigantic and fits everything I needed with space to spare. I loved the absence of a hip belt, I’m not climbing freaking mountains, I’m walking cobblestones… It also has a removable sternum trap which I stowed immediately.
The top pocket is pretty big and will fit an iPad, kindle, extra battery, passports, candy canes, etc with space to spare, so you don’t have to worry about accessibility. Which brings me to my favorite part about the bag. It’s not top loading. Hallelujah. If you’ve never had the joy of flinging shirts shoes and socks trying to find something at the bottom of your bag you’re lying. This bag has one giant zipper flap that rests on your back when it’s slung. It opens and packs like typical roller luggage, but gives you the option of packing it to the brim or going light and tightening the compression straps. It also has a laptop sleeve that stacks on top of the general access zipper. I thought this would make it uncomfortable but I honestly didn't even notice my Macbook Air.
The best bonus was that it was just the right size to carry on for smaller airlines with stricter size limitations like Wizz Air, Air Baltic, SAS, etc. Mind you I didn’t pack it to the brim, and you probably won’t either once you see how much space you have to play with.
Are the zippers lockable and are the straps stowable? Thanks!
The zippers are lockable on all compartments but the straps are not stow-able. Email headed your way.