rick.rhead1436716wrote a review of Arc'teryx Blade 30 Backpack - 1831cu in on January 3, 2012
Decided to go a little more upscale with my work backpack. Dealing with more upper level customer management--so thought it was time to slightly improve my image and looking for something that could double as a simple and quick weekend bag. Since I am gypsy and live out of my suitcase everything needs to have at least double duty. So after reviewing various options this seemed to be the best.
Have had it for over one year (China, Mexico, Hong Kong, and counting) and it has held up. This is as expected because the quality was first class and very functional. As strictly a backpack it is not very good--but looking for a work/short trip backpack for which it excels at. The only thing that I wish it had (-1 star) would be a sternum strap that make it just a little more functional.
In summary--very pleased with the quality, features, and design of the backpack.