I've been an avid outdoor enthusiast since I can remember. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, I got a taste of just about everything, from Rainforest and rugged coast all the way to desert and 14k ft peaks. Now living in Colorado, I've made a career in the outdoor industry which has helped support the activities that I love.
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I've owned this pack for a year and a half, and have used it almost daily during that entire time. Much of the time, it has pulled duty as my work/travel pack, but there have been plenty of other excursions thrown in.
The long and short of it? I love this pack.
The organization is a real standout, as I can keep power cords, pens, folders, and laptop all in their specific places. Specific features that I really like are:
A. Wrap around main zipper. It acts like a top-load pack when that's all you need, but can also be zipped completely down the front for access to deep depths of the compartment.
B: Stowable waistbelt. Frankly, I never use a waistbelt on a pack this small, so it's great to be able to keep it out of the way.
C: Shove-it space behind front pocket. It is very convenient. The perfect place to throw a jacket, hat, or a book while travelling. The pack fits under an airplane seat comfortably.
The pack material has proven very durable. It barely even shows a scuff, let alone any significant wear spots. I also really like the mesh used on the suspension. The padding is very supportive, and the open mesh is very breathable. That being said, I could see how some folks might find it a bit too rough for their tastes, since it is so open.
Lastly, I Love the Ponderosa Pine color. It's a very nice, rich green.
Top of South Boulder Peak, Boulder, CO
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