Reviewed by wemadethis from Redwood City, CA on Monday, January 07, 2013
With a 4 mile walking commute every day, I wanted a pack that could hold my gear, withstand the weather, and be comfortable.
With the Vaude Brenta 30, I carry (2) 1 liter Nalgene bottles, with 1 bottle in each side pocket. I have a first aid kit in the top pack with small electronics items. 2 laptops, a jacket, umbrella, and snacks in the main compartment. And more snacks and hand sanitizer in the 3rd rear water bottle compartment where you could fit a 3rd 1 liter Nalgene bottle.
I like the pockets, especially the pockets on the hip belt where you could fit a pocket knife or compass on each side. Also, the curved mesh back lining provides excellent air flow to prevent back sweat when I arrive at the office.
The pack is designed with excellent pocket placement, comfort, and holds essential gear. Overall, this is an excellent pack for a commuter going to and from work.