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Novara Gotham BackpackOnly At REI

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    Novara Gotham Backpack

    Crafted for the needs of cyclists, the Novara Gotham Backpack offers a great fit designed for pedaling and plenty of pockets for everything you need during commutes or tours. See details

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    Crafted for the needs of cyclists, the Novara Gotham Backpack offers a great fit designed for pedaling and plenty of pockets for everything you need during commutes or tours.

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    Crafted for the needs of cyclists, the Novara Gotham Backpack offers a great fit designed for pedaling and plenty of pockets for everything you need during commutes or tours.

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    Crafted for the needs of cyclists, the Novara Gotham Backpack offers a great fit designed for pedaling and plenty of pockets for everything you need during commutes or tours.

    • Novara Gotham Backpack features a wide-mouth opening so you can easily pack work clothing, groceries from the market or everyday essentials like a laptop or tablet
    • Made from PVC-free material, the polyurethane coated nylon shields contents from the elements
    • Top zippered opening flap is held tightly closed for weather-resistance when side buckles are cinched tight; loosening buckles still allows access to main zip opening
    • Front zip compartment features a mesh organizer pocket, and middle zippered pocket stores bike tools and U-lock (rip-and-stick strap prevents lock from jostling around)
    • Breathable mesh-covered, foam-padded back panel and a thin, low-density polyethylene framesheet protect your back from bulky textbooks and pointy laptops
    • Shoulder straps feature perforated-foam padding and adjustable sternum strap; removable webbing waistbelt helps distribute weight and prevent pack from swaying
    • Removable raincover has its own storage pocket; raincover has a polyurethane coating and taped seams for extreme weather resistance; features reflective Novara logo
    • Reflective tabs on pack are removable and can be attached to loops outside of raincover for better visibility
    • Top of pack features an adjustable cinch cord that holds a helmet to the front of the pack and that stashes inside when not in use
    • Hydration-compatible design features reservoir pocket, hanger cord and drink tube exit port for on-the-go hydration (reservoir not included)
    • Hydration sleeve doubles as a laptop sleeve when not carrying a reservoir; pocket also features a sleeve for your air pump
    • Reflective detailing increases visibility in low light

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    Novara Gotham Backpack Specs
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    Cycling
    26.5 liters
    1,617 cubic inches
    2 lbs. 14 oz.
    Coated nylon
    19 x 11 x 7 inches
    Unisex
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    Novara Gotham Backpackis rated2.5out of5by2.
    Rated1out of5byfromNot Very Well Thought Out and/or ExecutedThe mesh side pockets and back panel organizer compartment are poorly thought out. I bought this a few months ago and thought it would meat my needs as a commuting backpack. Since I began using it, I have lost multiple items due to the design of the pockets mentioned above. The mesh side pockets are too shallow to retain a 16 ounce water bottle as I've discovered several times. The design of the pockets tends to squeeze contents out of these pockets when in motion. The most recent loss was a pair of prescription glasses that I'd quickly placed there. The downward opening back panel flap with dual zippers allows contents to fall out if I happen to forget to close it fully when I'm in a rush. Granted, I could have been more conscientious about item placement and pocket status, but this is supposed to be a product for the bicycle commuter: WHo hasn't found themselves having to make quick decisions regarding items in their pack while on a ride? I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone. In fact I highly discourage it in it's current iteration.
    Date published: 2014-04-21
    Rated4out of5byfromroomy but a little bulkyNeeded a new commuting back pack. Was thinking of a messenger bag but after trying several on (and their costs), decided on another backpack for what I usually carry (change of clothes, lunch, workout clothes). This backpack definitely has the room that I was looking for along with the raincover. Being an all season commuter, the raincover will come in useful in Cascadia during fall/winter/spring commuting. Only a couple minor drawbacks. The side clips that the are to be used to cinch down the top never seem to stay tight, thus allowing the top flap (ears) to expand. And because of this, when the pack is on and I'm cruising, it blocks your view when trying to look back for vehicles. Over time I'm sure I'll get used to it once the pack gets broken in a little more.
    Date published: 2014-02-22

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