Patagonia Critical Mass
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While we all aspire to roam as unencumbered as John Muir, there are times when we need to add a computer, books and a fresh change of gym clothes to our travels. The Critical Mass(R) Bag, our largest messenger bag, holds it all and still allows you to move freely. It has padding on the back and along the contoured base to protect the contents and provide structure. The main compartment features a drop pocket that secures with a hook-and-loop tab, a mesh pocket for visibility, a padded electronics pocket, pen sleeves and a secure zippered pocket. A padded computer sleeve holds most 17-inch laptops. The front flap overlaps both sides of the bag to thwart rain; it has a pocket that closes with a water-resistant zipper. An external side pocket holds a phone, power cords or water bottle. A no-slip shoulder strap is fully adjustable and the waist strap stows away when not in use. With a topside carrying handle, a reflective panel for visibility at night and a bike-light mount. Made of 8.4-oz 600-denier recycled polyester with a polyurethane coating and a Deluge(R) DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
Love the messenger-bag function but prefer the backpack style' We'd like to introduce the Patagonia Critical Mass Backpack, with all the features for convenient commuting with your electronic essentials. This durable pack, made from recycled polyester coated on the inside and outside with PU for protection against moisture, has a comfy molded back panel, airy 3D spacer-mesh shoulder straps, and a removable padded waistbelt. With a slight trapezoidal shape and streamlined design, it keeps your load close to your back for added stability while biking or hustling through the subway station. A padded 17-inch laptop sleeve secures your precious computer, and plentiful additional pockets hold smaller items. Two exterior mesh pockets hold water bottles for all-important hydration. A top carry handle offers an option when in crowds where backpacks add unwanted bulk. And reflective panel on the top flap adds visibility when biking through nighttime traffic. With space enough for a change of clothes for after-work fun, books, laptop, and snacks, you won't feel the burden with this pack's efficient design and competent harness system.
A courier-style backpack with all the features you need for commuting with your most precious electronics; made of recycled polyester. This bicycle courier daypack carries the heavy, the awkwardly shaped and the diverse. With a slight trapezoidal shape and a streamlined design, it keeps the loads of a two-wheeled commuting life close to your back to preserve your dynamic mobility. 22 L (1343 cu in) 18.5" x 12.5" x 6". The main compartment accommodates lunch, books and extra clothes. A padded sleeve, raised above the bottom of the backpack, holds and protects a 17-inch laptop. Interior pockets include a drop-in for a wallet and gym pass, a mesh pocket to hold your keys, a padded electronics pocket for your phone, and three slots for pens. Two exterior mesh pockets hold water bottles and lash points secure a U-lock and/or bike light. The reflective panel in the middle of the pack keeps you visible for dawn and dusk treks. Other features include a molded back panel to keep you cool, shoulder straps with mesh padding to move moisture and a removable, padded waistband. Made of 8.4-oz 600-denier 100% recycled polyester with a slick 3.3-oz 200-denier polyester lining. Both have a polyurethane coating. Main flap opens to largest compartment housing one drop pocket, one mesh pocket, one padded electronics pocket and three slots for pens. Interior padded sleeve raised off the ground cradles most 17" laptops and secures with a buckle and strap. Reflective panel on front lash point to attach biking light (light not included). Two exterior mesh pockets hold water bottles. Breathable, moisture-moving, 3-D spacer mesh pads the shoulder straps, molded back panel to keep you cool, and top carrying handle. Fabric: Body: 8.4-oz 600-denier 100% recycled polyester. Lining: 3.3-oz 200-denier polyester. Both with a polyurethane coating. Weight: 964 g (2 lbs 2 oz).
- Rocky Mountain Trail
Patagonia's Critical Mass messenger bag is a large, do-all messenger bag designed for commuters. This large messenger bag is big enough to hold gear for a full day on the town, but has specific organization spots for your laptop, overlapping flaps on the sides for weather protection and internal/external pockets to organize all your smaller items. A padded back panel and contoured base make this pack comfortable for the wearer while a 600-denier poly keeps all your gear safe inside.Features:Main compartment has removable/modular padded computer sleeve that attaches to the removable waistbelt to create an on-the-go computer sling and free up valuable space; sleeve holds 15-inch to 17-inch laptop above ground; internal zippered security pocket and organization for pens; light-colored lining makes contents easy to find Large elastic stuff pocket holds jacket or sweater Outside pocket on cover flap has water-resistant zipper; external side pocket for easy-access to water bottle, cell phone, keys or power brick Topside carrying handle; adjustable padded shoulder strap has detachable, fleece-lined electronics pocket; waistbelt secures bag, detaches and stows when not needed Flap overlaps sides to keep out rain; reflective strip improves visibility in low light Easy attachment for bike light Body: 8.4-oz 600-denier 100% recycled polyester. Lining: 3.3-oz 200-denier polyester. All treated with a polyurethane coating and a Deluge DWR (durable water repellent) finish 1185 g (2 lbs 9.8 oz)
- Mountains Plus