Osprey Metron 35 Commuter Packis rated4.0out of5by1.
Rated4out of5byjlw034fromGreat All-Around BagThis bag needs more reviews. I've had it for close to a year, and it's really a great bag. I have a 3 mile bike ride to work. I take a lunch, shoes, clothes, coffee, and water. For this purpose it is great, plenty of room. Can get a sweaty back on warm days...go figure. Feels great on the back, and cinches down nicely.
While it is considered a bike bag, it can easily be used for so much more. Day trip? You got it. Weekend trip? No problem. I've even gone on a five day hunting trip and made this bag work, although that was pushing it.
It has plenty of pockets and cinch straps. The cell phone holder should be good for most phones...I use it for mace. The retractable key lanyard is awesome.
In regards to those rainy days..meh. Definitely not 'waterproof'. The deployable rain cover doesn't cover the whole bag so in a medium to heavy rain your stuff will get wet. I can testify to that.
So if you don't mind riding around with a bulky bag you will probably enjoy this bag. It has served me well, and with Osprey's construction I'm sure it will last for a long, long time.
On a grading scale, it would be a B+. Solid but with room for improvement.
Date published: 2013-01-04
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