EMS Free Jack

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Excellent backpack-style laptop back. Lots of storage.

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: Daypack style laptop bag
Size: 1100 cu in
Number of Pockets: lots, including one main big one, laptop sleeve and stuff pocket
Max. Load Carried: laptop, lots of other gear, helmut/jacket
Height of Owner: 5.6'
Price Paid: $39

Excellent backpack-style laptop back. Lots of storage. While there are little organizer pockets, they're useful and don't take away from large compartment storage. Plenty of padding for laptop and other electronics. Love the outside stuff pocket which is great for a bike helmut or jacket. Very comfortable straps -- I removed the sternum straps but just pulling them off.

On the looks department (I got the black/grey model), I think it's perfect. Not too causal and not too laptop/briefcase like. Another benefit: doesn't look like a laptop bag asking to be stolen.

Only minor complaints: it's a little awkward getting laptop into the sleave on the backside and why don't bag makers make the organizer pockets to fit pens jsut a little bigger?

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Offering all the ruggedness of our mountain packs, this urban-street day hauler is rigged to accommodate and protect your computer, MP3 player, and other gear. Plenty of organizing options. It even comes with a no-fuss headphone cable that is prerouted through the shoulder strap. Large front shove-it pocket with easy access. Zippered main compartment features an organizer panel with multiple storage sleeves. Computer compartment accessed via padded back panel. Curved, padded mesh shoulder straps with sternum strap. Adjustable waist strap. Padded music pocket. Daypack made of ultra-rugged 600-denier nylon.


EMS Free Jack


The Free Jack has been discontinued.

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The EMS Free Jack is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen October 12, 2006 at EMS.

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