A smartypants pack for the urban adventurer who enjoys escaping to the trail too.
- Large stretch side pockets hold your water bottles, and a fleece-lined top pocket stores your iPod and sunglasses in special compartments
- Internal laptop compartment is easily accessible through backpanel zipper
- Internal sleeve pockets organize your papers, books, and power cords
- Daisy chain with ice axe loops provides spots to clip extras outside your pack when you find yourself with extra stuff
- Outer padded grab handle makes the bag easy to haul around town and on travels
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Share your thoughts
Alright, I got this backpack a month ago while looking for something that
a) Could hold my laptop (15.1")
b) I could put a shirt or two
d) Didn't look like a dwarf's backpack (I'm 6'4 and every regular -jansport- backpack looks way too small in me).
So far this guy has been awesome, the side zipper for the laptop rocks and was super handy while traveling and going through customs.
I was used to fill my backpack by just putting a shirt and jeans, being so big there was no space for my shoes or my laptop, at least not in a safe way, last night I packed this guy with:
1) A towel
2) A pair of shoes
6) Socks (hey still counts)
Didn't feel bulky and I could still put more stuff into it, I love it.
Hey does anyone know if this will accomodate...
Hey does anyone know if this will accomodate a 16" laptop, or if any other MHW backpacks will as well? I need a new backpack and I would love to get a MHW as none of their gear has ever let me down yet. Thanx in advance
Review from Mountain Hardwear's website:
"Bought this pack for work to haul books and my laptop around. Can easily fit my 16" laptop
Location: Missoula, MT"
Compare the dimensions with your laptop. Also, from MHW's website, "Bomber materials and thoughtful features make this the perfect computer pack for adventurers." That leads me to believe this would be a great pack for what you are looking for. It may not have a specific padded laptop compartment, but you can always find a padded sleeve to put your laptop in before loading it up in your pack.
After testing a number of Backpack's and having used numerous manufacturers I've finally found one hardcore enough to support the work I do in the field and capable of dealing with my Urban Lifestyle. Best all rounder that I have had in years!! Thanks Mountain Hardwear
I am looking for a pack to commute via...
I am looking for a pack to commute via bike to school each day here in the northwest that keeps all my goodies dry. Is the Paladin waterproof? If not, is there a waterproof bag that you would recommend that is similar in function as this Paladin?
Check out the Dakine Corridor. Regardless a pack cover is not a bad idea, they're small and cheap. full one waterproof bags like Outdoor research's dry comps. good luck
Steven. The Paladin would be a great pack for your intended use. It is highly water resistant due to the fabrics used in its construction but it is not waterproof. I hope this info is helpful!
This is how the backpack actually looks like.
This is a good backpack. The material is solid and the whole backpack is well made. The orange strap on the backpack looks nice and zips feels pretty good. The back panel and shoulder strap is super comfortable. There are several internal pockets which I think is not very functional. I carry laptop, power cords, mouse and several books on campus each day. It is not very convenient to store power cords and mouse in those internal pockets. They actually ocupy the space in the main compartment. So the holding capacity of this backpack is not very large. Also, the cap cannot maintain the position shown in the picture. When you have pens or cell phones in the cap, the cap will "lie down" as the cloth cannot support the weight. It might not be as good looking as shown in the picture. Overall, it is a very well made backpack. If you don't mind the internal pockets, this is a great choice.
Gah! Even on Mountain Hardwear's site they...
Gah! Even on Mountain Hardwear's site they don't say what size laptop it holds. I'll assume a 17" being that it's a 30l pack, but note to manufacturers and distributors: INCLUDE H x W x D capacities for laptop slots/sleeves, please!
The laptop I wish to stow is 17" x 13" x 1.75" -- will it fit, and will I be able to load/unload it without unpacking any?
BillP. The sleeve is 16+" high, 10" wide and 1.5" deep. That's loading from the top (inside). You only get about 14" of height (width really when you look at the laptop) when using the side zip access. I hope this info helps! And we are working on getting that info posted on our website. Cheers!