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Historic Range: $199.00-$229.00
Historic Range: $159.99-$229.00
Reviewers Paid: $130.00
Have just returned from a trip to India on my first outing with this bag and I was really pleased with it. It did just what I wanted, combining the usefulness of a rucksack but also the ease of packing of a suitcase. It was very light and compact.
One thing I hadn't picked up from the reviews I'd read elsewhere was a useful feature of the detachable day pack - it zips up from the back so that it's completely secure when attached to the main pack. This has the consequence that it's also very secure when used as a daypack as you can't get into it without taking it off your back. While I thought at the beginning that might be a bit annoying I actually appreciated the security.
There is a capacious top pocket for stuff you frequently need as well as side pockets to stuff the odd water bottle/pair of gloves in. It was also really useful that you could access the main pack when the day pack was attached. The attachment was also very strong, with a zip as well as clips.
I only had a couple of reservations. One is that I'm not sure how good it would be for long treks - it didn't feel that comfortable on my back. Another is that it was a shame that there was not a top pocket on the main pack. The side pockets were rather small so it wouldn't be that useful without the detachable day-pack.
But I'm very happy with my purchase - it felt very strong and easy to carry.
Number of Pockets: 2 (not including day pack)
Max. Load Carried: 12 kg
Height of Owner: 5"3
Price Paid: $130
I'll never buy another backpack. AB_SO_LUTLY fabulous!
I traveled for 14 months and not a single frayed thread to be seen! Strong, durable, thought out and compact.
I found myself pitying other travellers with bulky Macpacs and other main-line packs. Handle locations and straps made quick dashes across train stations a breeze. The harness is extremely comfortable and can be adjusted to fit anything from an ant to an elephant.
The shape of the daypack was annoying at times - but considering the compactness of the pack when it was attached it was worth it. It also attaches very securely, and there is plenty of strap slack to attache other things to your back. It has the necessary bells and whistles, but leaves out the utter crap that less-serious travellers love like internal pack covers and zipped-on daypacks. For future models I would like to see some attachment points on the belt-harness and some more 'sturdy' side attachment points.
If I had 10 backs I would buy 10 of these - no need to consider if this bag is worth it - JUST BUY IT!!!!
Height of Owner: 192cm
Price Paid: 260au