User Review: Marmot Gunnison
Design: day pack, laptop backpack, school
Size: 2000 ci
Number of Pockets: 6 with some pockets inside of pockets
Max. Load Carried: 10 lbs thus far
Height of Owner: 6' 1"
Price Paid: $59.99
The Marmot Gunnison is a work/school backpack that can also be a daypack. It's pretty light and looks nice with lots of organizing pockets though most seem to be for work/school related items not camping/gear related items.
There is no hydration sleeve nor a port but that can be fixed as the laptop padded sleeve should work just fine as a hydration sleeve with the addition of a hook and loop strap sewn above the sleeve. There is what looks like a hydration sleeve in the middle large pocket but no bladder hanger and still no ports I can find.
It does have side pockets that unzip to open with netting to hold water bottles or other items and there is a zippered pocket at the bottom like a sleeping bag compartment but it's pretty small for that. Would have to be a summer bag. It does, however hold a pair of size 10 tennis shoes quite nicely.
The laptop sleeve and hook and loop strap to hold the laptop in the sleeve are both a little short. I have only a 15 inch IBM T60 and I cannot get the strap to hold the laptop in. I will have to work on extending this.
The back padding and shoulder straps are very comfortable. I am impressed with how comfy they are. I have not loaded it fully up yet but I can already see how this will be better than the current laptop bag I have.
What I really like about this day pack is its versatility. Most days it will be a work briefcase backpack. When hiking it will be a day pack. And while not perfect as a hiking day pack its faults will be easily addressed by taking the bag to my local luggage repair place to add a hook and loop strap for a hydration bladder, a port for the hydration tube and a longer strap to hold the laptop in the padded sleeve. All in all I am happy with the bag.