Rated 3 out of
I wanted to love this bag so much....I bought this for school because: I bike everywhere, its waterproof, and it in theory would have kept my laptop and school books dry. I was also a bike messenger for a few years, so Chrome products were always my 'go to' when needing waterproof bags for large packages.
Pro: I do love the mesh on the outside, I can shove a sweater or helmet in it with ease.
Con: It was too small to fit my books in it. Its just too narrow. Its like playing the hardest level of Tetris to make sure everything will fit (one laptop, 1.5" three ring binder, tablet, and eye-glass case). Also, if the bag is full, the pockets on the outside are pointless; you cant store a water bottle or u-lock in them. I thought 22 liters was big enough, but I was wrong.
Also (to the ladies reading this) the strap will squish your breasts in the most awkward way. Even though its height adjustable, it stops just 2 inches too low.
For a casual backpack, I would suggest getting this. For a functional bag for school or transporting office items, I would get a larger bag.
I eventually opted for the Chrome Yalta 2.0. Its a more comfortable fit, holds all the things I need, doesnt feel bulky, and the chest strap sits right above my breasts. The Yalta does have the weirdest (narrow) top opening, but the storage space and comfort is where its at.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of
Great day pack .I bought this for a trip to Japan. It was nice as a personal item on the plane and had fit under the seat in front of me while underway. While abroad I wore it everywhere. This bag is a part of me and keeps my EDC ready to go.