Verified Buyer Reviewed by ilikeclimbing from seattle on Tuesday, May 3, 2011
This is a great mixture of minimalism but great variety in its uses. Perfect in capacity, and the back straps (the reason i bought the pack) adjust to satisfactory length for more than just boards or skis (like rope), and are quite well made - as is the rest of the pack.

i give it an A. it would have an A+ if it just had just a hydration straw port - not even necessarily a tailor made hydration compartment... i'd be fine putting the thing in the laptop sleeve.

Which, since we're on the subject, carries my 13" macbook pro decently well, though its an awkward situation. the sleeve protrudes out into the main pocket which makes the laptop sort of flop front to back, which i can feel against my back when i walk from inside the pack. doesn't bode well for my hardware, so i try and walk carefully or fill my bag more fully with books, which seems to make it bump my back less.

the sleeve is also not very deep, so about 3 inches of my laptop stick up out of the sleeve at the top, and there is space on the sides that would fit a large laptop more snugly. Probably if i had a bigger laptop it would be less awkward of a haul. these aren't huge drawbacks in light of an overall awesome daypack for climbing and other outdoor adventures.
  • Best Uses: Day Trips
  • Cons: Laptop sleeve awkward, No hydration
  • Pros: Comfortable, Great Capacity, Lightweight, Water Resistant
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