Reviewed by Roger from Virginia on Thursday, March 6, 2014
This is the backpack I've been looking for. I love the bottom compartment to keep quick access items at a quick reach. Very roomy overall. I love the rain integrated rain cover. The suspension system is great too. Also love the ventilation system. Very well built. I got the latest version which does not match the photo associated with this review. Great product.
Reviewed by Weaning Myself from the Car from Seattle on Wednesday, December 4, 2013
I was concerned about the lack of pack sizing, but this pack appears to be one-size-fits-all. The shoulder straps not only can be tightened at the bottom-front straps like a typical pack, but where the straps emerge from the top is controlled by a well engineered adjustment strap in the back of the pack that makes the pack adaptable to torso length. Nice.
The granite color is a uniform neutral color, fortunately lacking the contrasting color racing stripes of some of the other color schemes. Again, very nice.
The model I received seems to be the recent release that appears to match the model currently featured on the Vaude website. The relevant model numbers on my tags are 11409-7930 or 11409793 on the Vaude website.
The one I received appears to be brand new and in perfect condition. I have not taken it for a test carry, but from initial inspection, I am very satisfied.
Reviewed by Brina from Washington on Sunday, October 6, 2013
I got this backpack for hiking in Ireland. I was very pleased with it. It was comfortable and very functional. A lot of great details. Holds a ton and its easy to keep stuff organized in it. My only minor complaint is that the bottom of the frame could used a little more padding. I plan on using this backpack a great deal in the future. Great buy.
Reviewed by Hec from Mexico on Sunday, August 4, 2013
Comparable to the North Face Angstrom and Hot Shot, and to the Mountain Hardware Wandrin 28. I've owned all three of those, but I think like this one better. It's a good pack for climbing and outdoor stuff, but it works well for city and traveling. With no compromises, though.
Reviewed by Lazy Sunday from California on Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I have owned MANY backpacks (osprey, dakine, mountain hardware...) but this one beats all that I've owned for its multi-use and thoughtful compartmentalization.
I bike everywhere and the gap in the back gives airflow so my sweaty back doesnt soak the backpack. the top and bottom can be separated or opened to be one large pack. the waist strap is super useful, especially if you carry lots of heavy stuff like me (laptop, books, notebook, snacks, water, extra clothing, etc.).