I got this bag as a replacement for a Chrome Pawn (that bag is still going strong but has a tendency to bulge and isn't great for a laptop). Overall it's great!
- The rectangular shape is great for commuter shaped objects, I use it to carry: laptop / books / keyboard / laptop stand / drinks bottle.
- Sturdy build (doesn't feel as good as the Pawn, but I've yet to have any problems with it, and it's way tougher than any other bags I own)
- Waterproof: peace of mind when you're caught in heavy rain with your laptop.
- Outer drinks bottle holder. Really missed having one of these on the Pawn, I don't like having a potential leaky object in with my electronics, plus this is easier to grab. Someone mention that the stap is in an awkward place, I actually use it to secure my water bottle. There are two so I use the other side for bike lights and multitool.
- Cargo net is super handy, so this bag is smaller than the pawn, but it has a cargo net, which can carry all sorts of awkward stuff. I usually use it to hold a rain jacket, but have also used it to carry an oversized parcel.
- Narrow (compared to my Pawn), doesn't suffer from the roll-top issue of blocking the view over your shoulder due to the way it folds before rolling.
- Main gripe: It's a little long on my back. I'm 5'8", so I guess that's on the short side. Because of the webbing between the straps I can't get it to sit neatly on the small of my back even when it's right up high. I feel like if they made this bag a tiny bit shorter it could accommodate shorter people, without upsetting the fit for taller people (who could just leave the straps a little lower)
- Roll top: The lip is a little short for a rolltop, and tends to unroll unless the bag is really loaded. It's more like a fold over, still seems waterproof though.
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