Rated 1 out of
Spokane Guy from
Careful! It�??s a backpack COVER, not a backpack.I own a piece of hand luggage that converts to a large backpack. Given that the large print on this item is �??Pack Converter�?? and picture shows a guy wearing a backpack, it�??s a bit misleading in my opinion. Only the smaller print uses the word �??cover,�?? as in �??Pack Cover / Duffel Bag.�??
How about �??Pack Cover / Duffel Bag�?? in large print, and �??Pack Converter�?? in small print. (What�??s a Pack Converter, anyway? Somebody or something that converts backpacks into something else?)
Quality is fine, but it�??s not the product I thought was buying.
Date published: 2014-04-09
Rated 5 out of
Great item!Great item to transport large items that may not fit in a normal suitecase or when normal suitcase is not possible to take. Can carry a lot. However, it may get difficult to carry if very heavy as it has only one handle on one side and another on top.
Good quality construction and material.
Date published: 2014-03-21
Rated 4 out of
Loved itThe main reason I bought this was to get my gear from New Jersey to Washington, but I figured since it looked likely that I would need a rain cover anyway, I decided to try this out. Out of the box I liked the heavy duty build, even though I knew it would be a bit extra to carry.
All my gear, including boots and hiking poles (but not my sleeping pad - I borrowed one when I got there), fit in easily with extra room for the clothes I intended to wear at the trailhead. Zipped it up, slapped a luggage tag on and trusted it to the baggage handlers at Newark International. It survived the trip with nary a scratch and everything seemed in good order.
At the trailhead it was raining, so while I was sorting gear with my trail partner, this kept my stuff out of the muck while I rearranged gear. It fit easily over my REI Flash 50 (I borrowed a Big Agnes sleeping pad that fit inside, so no worries about stuff strapped to the outside of the pack fitting in - I only had the tent foot print and fly out there). Off we went!
No rain for the rest of the hike at all (3 days) so the main use I got out of this was using it to keep stuff out of the dirt and mud, but when it came time to head home it was dead easy to stuff everything in and fly home. No problems at all.
I will say that I did take a bit of extra precaution and put my poles in a cardboard tube for the flights, to prevent damage as the bag is just a duffle with no real way to protect against impact. Also, the shoulder strap d-rings tend to slip around a bit, but that doesn't affect much. The only problem I encountered was due to the way I packed - at the airport I couldn't really undo the bag and wear the bag because of all the extra things I stuffed in. If you plan better, you could avoid that mistake.