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Richard McGrail

Richard McGrail

Richard McGrail

Richard McGrailwrote a review of on September 27, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought this backpack with the intention of using it both for daily school use and for short hikes. I LOVE IT! Compared to my previous backpack, this one is far more comfortable and somehow makes exact same quantity of books feel much, much lighter and far easier to carry.

I agree with previous reviewer about the tapered design, which makes the pack fall over if you try to stand it upright; but that's a minor annoyance when compared to how comfortable it is.

The internal compartments make organizing misc. school and office supplies easy; and will make for handy places to store navigation tools & first aid supplies when using the pack for hikes.

Time will tell how durable the stitching is, but, if I'm not wrong, it has a lifetime warranty, right?

My only complaint is that the pack achieves its 27L capactiy in its height. It would have been nice to have less height and more depth, in order to be able to cram more books and binders into it. But the extra height will come in handy for, e.g., packing a climbing rope, or other tall outdoor gear items (maybe snowshoes?). So, it's a wash I guess.

For reference, the following will snugly fit into the pack: two 1.5" binders; one 2" binder; one 3" binder; and a Macbook Pro. I also pack a bunch of stuff into the outer-most compartment, so I could probably put more binders/books inside if that weren't the case.