Reviewed by Alejandro the Great from Virginia on Monday, November 3, 2014
I purchased this backpack to use as a carry on during my work travel and to use if I can get to a trail while visiting different states. The main compartment has a sleeve that fits my 15 Dell computer perfectly. The should straps are comfy. Great product if you use the discount to get the extra money off.
Reviewed by Hiker from Florida on Saturday, August 16, 2014
For the price, this is a great product. I use it to carry my laptop and textbooks most of the time, and on short day trips/hikes. The outer compartment is great for carrying shoes, wet jackets or other clothing. The only complain I have is the mesh water bottle bottle pockets. After the first hike, a small hole was already torn in one and shortly after, the other did as well. Must be from poor design, but I expected better quality from Mountain Hardwear.
Reviewed by ikat311 from San Pedro, CA on Friday, July 25, 2014
The zipper on the main compartment always gets stuck and I have to pull the material out before I can close it. On the positive side, I like the way how the chest strap is adjustable up and down. It's a good feature for women.
Reviewed by Leah from Maryland on Thursday, May 22, 2014
Bought this for school. Easily fits my laptop, binder and giant textbooks. Comfortable straps and well-padded back. Solid construction and the price was much less than I could find anywhere else for something of similar quality.
Reviewed by Walter from New England on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I settled on the Agama for everyday tossing around, airline travel and a bag to accommodate some pre packed items (survival kit, 1st aid, etc..) because of the Agama's practical shape, multiple compartments, color selection and healthy 2000 cu. in. capacity, as well as Mountain Hardware quality.
With an odd horizontally-flexible suspension and a functionless 1" hyper-thin waist strap the Agama holds more than it supports, but the shoulder straps are nice. This isn't a 'supportive' pack for activities. ..demonstrated further by laptop pouch, no hydration.
Another let-down - the front 'divided' pocket is too small to fit more than small, loose essentials - no room for a 5" x 6" cube (1st aid kit) so most item will go into the large main compartment.
I own more supportive bags for hiking and higher performance bags for mountaineering. I have military-strength bags for field items and now I have a nice brightly colored Mountain Hardware backpack for everyday items; when traveling to a friends' in the city or hoping on a flight. I am pleased with the purchase and hope it serves as well as my perfectly good 25 year old Gregory 1.5 day pack. This is a pricey book bag but I like it. (especially in red.)
Reviewed by Julio from Maryland on Thursday, January 30, 2014
I know I said Near perfect, but thats only a gripe because I'm a large man and the waist straps are too small. seems to be a common issue among Mountain Hardwears belts and backpacks. Apart from that, I've been using this daily for about a week now and its possibly the most comfortable backpack I've used in a few years. The shoulderstraps are well padded and the firm air panel on the back conforms quite nicely to the shape of your back. There is a TON of cargo space in t his bag. Seriously, I thought I carried quite a bit, and it turns out I don't. I have my 14" laptop in there and the bag swallows it whole, plus the power supply and the wireless mouse. If you're a student or buying for a student, this would be the bag. THe material is weird, but so far seems very tough. The zipper pulls! I'm in love with them. The main compartment gets these neat aluminum pulls that make it really easy to open and lets you know which one is meant for the main compartment. The secondary compartment gets little plastic pulls, not quite as nice but still very easy to use.
Reviewed by Ana banana from Chicago suburbs on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Bought this as a present for my husband. He commutes on the train to the city everyday and finding a big enough bag to fit his shoes, lunch, work and laptop without messing up his back was a challenge... Then I found this bag. Super light and good looking, and large enough to fit every thing and more!