Arc'teryx Blade 30
Good amount of space for gear, laptop in a tough enclosure - perfect for the urban warrior.
For me this is the equivalent of having a large rugged sports rucksack with a bonus protected laptop compartment and travel friendly features. The material is tough and water resistant, and has straps to carry via the side, which are triple bonuses. Good number of compartments - the top compartment is a good size for easy access items.
I purchased this to help my regular journey to the training waters less burdened with multiple bags - so far it had definitely reduced the bag count, whilst giving me a good all-in-one alternative to a small suitcase.
Downside: when compared to my usual sports bag - no drinks holder. This is possibly where having a drink can with a clip would come in handy.
23 March 2015
ideal backpack for travel
I travel for work, humanitarian deployments so require kit that's easy to pack and durable.
This bag allows me to pack for a few days, two laptops and all my extras. It has proved really useful for air travel too. it's not too big, smaller than the average carry on suitcase, but sizable enough to get all your kit in. If you like to pack smart, use separators like I do, you can fit a lot of gear into the bag, so short trips it ideal as there is no need to check in any luggage.
The bag is tough and durable material, I have thrown it into the back of cars and boats and it's still in excellent condition. I find it pretty comfortable to wear with both straps over the shoulders.
23 February 2015
great weekend rucksack
Great weekend away rucksack with plenty of zipped pockets and storage space.
17 August 2014
I Always Enjoy a Good Piece of Kit..
And this is one of them! :)
I recently went on a long haul flight and bought this with a view of taking it on the plane, in order to have all I may possibly need for the flight plus an 'emergency kit', just in case my luggage gets lost.
This backpack meets the requirements for onboard luggage and fits easily into the overhead compartment. It is made of good quality components and has all the compartments needed to be well organised whereever you go.
'Arcteryx' have never disappointed me so far and I assume it is going to stay that way with this backpack too.
08 January 2014