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Designed for life in transit, the Dakine Gemini 28L Backpack (1706-cubic inches) makes packing and accessing travel accessories, electronics, and daily items a breeze with its 270-degree main compartment access. This nifty pack organizes all of your smaller and midsized items in mesh pockets housed within the pack's main compartment, eagerly stashing charging cables, media players, headphones, small cameras, as well as a water bottle and tablet. Best of all, packing and unpacking is incredibly easy with its 270-degree opening, making the tedious process of accessing buried items a thing of the past.
On the front of the pack, you'll find a zippered pocket for easy access to travel essentials, such as your wallet and passport. The fleece-lined sunglasses pocket at the bag's top secures your favorite shades without scratching, also serving as a great place to stash a smartphone without damaging its screen. The design gurus at Dakine also placed a TSA-compliant padded laptop sleeve (fits most 15-inch laptops) within the pack's back panel for easy access and retrieval. Plus, you'll appreciate the pack's ergonomic foam back panel and air mesh shoulder straps for maximum breathability and comfort.
- 270-degree main compartment access
- Multiple mesh pockets inside main compartment
- Padded, TSA-compliant laptop sleeve (fits most 15-inch laptops)
- Padded, fleece-lined tablet sleeve
- Quick-access zippered pocket at front
- Fleece-lined sunglasses pocket at top
- Ergonomic back panel with air flow perforations
- Breathable air mesh shoulder straps
- Adjustable sternum strap
- Item #DAK00CW
- Q & A
too big for this petite girl
I was looking for a good pack for commuting and business travel, and was hoping this would be the one. Unfortunately, the pack overwhelmed my 5'2" frame...even when it was empty. If it was a bit smaller, I would have kept it - the pockets, organization, and unique 270-degree zip seem awesome. Unfortunately, this one is going back.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This bag is very atypical in the backpack world.
I initially was drawn to it by the clean lines and simple look. I do not prefer many of today's backpacks That have tons of exposed zippers, places to hook and attach things, and bulging exterior pockets. Although this bag does not have those visual attributes it still accommodates all the same.
Sleak lines and visually simple.
Lightweight yet durable material.
The right amount of compartments to store the typical items.
Durable back foam - not the cheap stuff many manufacturers skimp on.
Nice minimal zippers.
Internal water bottle sleeve, that can be accessed through an exterior zipper.
Mesh pockets that have the clear material so items don't actually get stuck in the mesh or poke out.
Well executed shoulder straps - with the right shape.
Adjustable strap chest strap.
The bags total weight is very light.
No fleece in the pockets you would typically store glasses or an phone. (Although the info tag said there was fleece in there.)
The main pocket can completely unzip - over the top of the pack and down to the bottom. There are 2 zippers. The zippers are very smooth - which is good and bad. The bad is that if you don't zip them up all the way, there is a chance that it will unzip itself and anything stored in the main compartment would fall out. Just speculation at the moment. I have yet have that happen. The pic shows how it unzips all the way.
The Dakine site is maddening. Or I'm just dull. Can you tell me the difference between the Gemini 28L 15s and Gemini 28L 15w? The "s" and "w" designations appear across their entire line, but I can't seem to find what they represent anywhere. Thanks! MM
The number 15 refers to the year 2015. The letter after it refers to the season, W for winter or S for spring/summer. The packs are usually the same season to season except for having new colors.