Choosing a perfect travel pack can be just as difficult as finding the best flavor ice cream in a Japanese vending machine (hint: its not matcha). Either way, I was glad to have found the Db Hugger. What I appreciated the most about this bag was it's simplicity - no unnecessary bells and whistles, just a simple and burley design. The bag has two pockets: the main compartment that unzips in a horseshoe shaped fashion and a top pocket near equivalent to the size of goggle storage on a ski pack.
When fully packed, the bag is low profile and sleek (for its size). The material used on the sides is padded and reinforced with a super high denier for added durability - bomb proof! Just don't say that on the plane. The large pocket has inner mesh side zips on each side - best for storing things like flip flops for quick access in an otherwise large compartment. I used packing cubes (from Osprey!) to help keep me organized. The top pocket was great for quick storage items like my passport, cash, snacks, etc. and had a bit of structure to keep it from getting crushed. While traveling, I kept a mini TSA pad lock on this pocket to keep my stuff safe. Oh ya, the back panel has an exterior lap-top sleeve that's side entry (super easy access) and well padded to keep it safe from external pressure.
Ultimately, I used this as my one and only pack for two weeks of travel through the Philippines. It was large enough to fit enough supplies, but sleek enough that I wasn't bumping into everything while navigating through crowds and tight areas. It also looks somewhat low key (no flashy colors, logos, etc) which was appreciated. I felt confident in it's durability and water repellency at all times. My final thought is that packing and unpacking was super easy as the entire front panel unzips and folds back to provide the larges access point possible to the main compartment. If you're looking for a simple but rugged bag with no unnecessary straps, buckles and compartments - this is one is a perfect fit.