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Bike commuting just got easier with this expandable bike-biased backpack.
The Osprey Spin 32 Backpack is simply a bigger version of the Spin 22. Both packs are designed for the bike commuter lifestyle but share the love with pavement pounders and trail trekkers alike. Regardless of your intended use, be it school, work, or traveling, the EVA foam padded shoulder straps and Airspace backpanel will keep you going strong all day long. If you're traversing treacherous terrain, compression straps bring the center of gravity close to your body and ErgoPull closure on the waistband helps minimize backpack bounce.
The front flap hides the zipped main compartment, providing an additional line of defense against sticky fingers when you're cramming onto crowded commuter trains. A slash pocket on top of the flap holds tiny trifles like your smartphone, city map, and emergency chocolate. The main pocket readily accommodates a 15-inch laptop. If you need more space for your chocolate caches, unzip side bellows for an additional four liters of space.
If you're walking along the banks of the Seine or hiking in the high Sierras and it starts to rain, the Spin 32 comes with it's very own raincoat. All you have to do is open the pocket, shake out the rain cover, and put it on your pack. Easy. The rain cover is not just for rain protection; it has its own blinker light attachment tab and reflective materials, increasing the chances drivers will see you long before they feel you. If the rain cover is too much work, the Spin 32 also has a blinker light attachment tab. A full strand of holiday lights won't fit, but a small blinker light will.
- EVA foam padded harness, adjustable sternum strap
- Airspace mesh backpanel, supportive back-to-pack surface
- Flap-style, top-access main compartment
- Rain cover included
- Zippered side expansion bellows
- Blinker light attachment, light not included
- Helmet clip, U-lock storage, zipped side pockets
- Item #OSP0352
- Q & A
Great for travel
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I purchased this pack as a commuter pack as I am preparing to return to a University this fall. However, I have already used it significantly in travels across Europe. The rain cover gives you confidence when everything you have is on your back, and can be used when traveling through a city and are worried about sticky fingers. I also realized I can thread a padlock through the lid closure system, securing almost all of the compartments in the bag. This gave me extra piece of mind while traveling through Barcelona, which is notorious for pickpockets. Also, if you pack sparingly you can live out of this bag for a long weekend.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This bag is awesome. Very durable and alot of pockets for the size. And its comfortable to wear as well. I highly recommend it for someone looking for this size of pack.
Does it fit a taller person? Also, some design questions?
I'm 6'2", and usually prefer a "sized" pack, so I can get one that fits my longer torso. Any thoughts on whether this one will work out for me?
Also -- is the main compartment really zippered? I see other info online suggesting otherwise. And does that weird closure mechanism really work? I'd feel more comfortable with straps and buckles, I think...
Its a commuter pack so it probably wont fit your longer torso exactly might come up a bit short. It shouldnt hurt you as there isnt a ton of weight in the pack. On a back packing pack of course it needs to fit perfect to handle all the weight and transfer the load to your hips.
The closure system is actually great. The main compartment is not zippered, only covered by the lid. However the latching system holds the bag closed well, and helps to reduce excess space when your pack is not full.
If this pack isn't full does it still hold...
If this pack isn't full does it still hold its shape well? I'm looking to use this a commuter bag but 32 liters might be a little big on some days. Also can the U-Lock sleeve accomidate other things well? For instance could I stick a rain coat or extra layers in there? Thanks looks like a sweet bag just want to make sure its right considering the price tag.
Yes, it actually holds its shape really well. I also like that it has the zippered expandable sides so you can tailor the size.