Closeouts. Intelligently designed and supremely comfortable, Mountainsmith's Wazee 20 backpack excels on campus and short outings. The hydration-compatible design features two compartments, and a padded, air mesh back panel and shoulder straps.
Reviewed by BCBicyclist from Washington on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
This backpack is ideal for day biking trips. It's large enough to carry food, a foldable rain jacket, first aid kit and other essentials. Plus the pocket in the main compartment fits a 50 ounce Camelbak hydration bladder without a problem. A larger bladder would also fit, but I would make a cover for the bladder and sew an additional elastic to make sure it was secure.
The size of the pack is perfect for a shorter person but would also, I believe, accommodate someone with a larger frame without a problem.
Excellent value, well made !
Reviewed by J-Bean from Nashville, TN on Tuesday, October 29, 2013
I bought this as a "go bag" alternative to carrying a shoulder bag or messenger bag stuffed with all the junk I carry - laptop, notebooks, etc. My old Jansport pack is just too huge and not at all stylish for a working adult to carry around town. It looked small when it arrived and it IS a lot smaller than packs meant for students but has plenty of room for the stuff you would need for a day. I usually carry too stuff anyway and there's not much reason to carry more than this bag holds. If you're a throw-in-the-kitchen-sink person like me it will force you to edit what you lug around. It would also be a great bag for a day hike, with room for a fleece, water and lunch. As the other reviewer said, the inside pocket only goes about halfway up the bag so I can see how it wouldn't be great for holding a water bladder secure but I think that feature is more meant for laptops. All in all, a good-looking day bag for women with a small or medium frame and the Mountainsmith tag adds the cool/casual factor to let people know you pound more than pavement on the weekends.
Reviewed by NorthernGirl from MN on Wednesday, October 23, 2013
My daughter has been using this pack for a month so far and I couldn't be happier. It's just the right size without being unwieldy, has perfect details for pens, pencils, zip pocket inside main compartment for money, treasures, and it's holding up great with zippers and abuse from a 10 year old. I am on line now looking for one like it for my older daughter since hers is too small to hold her schoolwork and gym clothes.
Reviewed by Soccer Mom from Colorado on Thursday, August 29, 2013
This is a great school backpack and much better quality than what you would get from walmart or target for this price. This is not a daypack and if I had bought it for that purpose I would have been disapointed. But as a school backpack its great
Reviewed by singlemomdoestravel from georgia on Monday, February 18, 2013
This is a great deal if you just need a pack for school or general use. I ordered it to use w/ my platypus hydration bladder. The first issue is the pocket is not the entire height of the pack so the top half of the bladder is exposed to the rest of the stuff you store in that part. There are no velcro holders to keep the bladder from sagging to the bottom of the pack. The hole for the tub is right in the middle of the top back, which is stupid. Just not well thought out for hydration at all. Going to order a kelty or gregory. Both those brands know hiking.