8 people found this helpful
I LOVE this bag so very...
, September 30, 2011
I LOVE this bag so very much! I am a freak about bags and pens, and am one to
do the due-diligence research before making a purchase. I have found no reason
to disagree with the overwhelming positive reviews of this bag. I've been using
this bag for about two weeks now, and have not been disappointed. I've been
looking for a small-medium backpack to serve as my daily work bag, but found
that the reputable backpack designers (REI, Gregory, Mountain Hardware, etc.)
made such sized bags for hiking/trail running, thus included
reservoirs/hydration unit compartments that I didn't need, and no real
organization features to suit my needs. Once I found this bag, read the reviews
and saw the wonderful images on this site, it became abundantly clear that THIS
bag was exactly what I needed: A well organized backpack for everyday use,
whether for the daily commute or a weekend out and about.
I've tried putting my MacBook in the back main pocket, just to see if it would
fit. It did, but I don't plan on carrying it around, as I now rely mostly on my
iPad for working away from home. The iPad fits nicely in one of the middle
organizer accordion pockets, along with my Moleskine journal (and there's still
plenty of room). I also have a Nomadic's pencil case that slides nicely into one
of side sections of the aforementioned accordion section (my sunglasses case
fits nicely in the other side section). The main compartment (farthest back and
extends the full length of the bag) is reserved for full-sized notebooks and
folders, which I keep at a minimum. In the front organizer pocket, I carry my
Canon Powershot Sd1400IS (Elph) camera, a case with my headphones, pack of gum,
pill case, chapstick, a memory stick and small tube of hand cream. When
necessary, I've used the bottom zipper compartment for power cords for my iPad
and cell phone. It's also great for jacket for those days when you think you
MIGHT need it.
I highly recommend this bag. It is super light, well-organized, and extremely
well-made. I have many jealous coworkers and a jealous girlfriend. If Nomadic
makes this one size bigger, she would be all over it. The one minor issue that I
had with it occurred about 1.5 weeks into using it (and I'm a gentle user of
this bag): The stitching at the center of the smartly designed carry handle came
undone, but it was not a major issue, as it wasn't stitching that supported the
structural integrity of the bag. My fix was to buy strong orange thread (I LOVE
ORANGE...the interior color is AMAZING) and stitched it back with gusto. It now
looks like it was an intended detail of the bag. This was not a big enough issue
to warrant a downgrade to 4 out of 5. This is a total 5 out of 5!
4 people found this helpful
This bag is awesome,...
, December 7, 2011
This bag is awesome, with secure stitching and well-designed pockets. I take it
to work, sometimes with my 13" Thinkpad laptop wedged in, and then I pick up my
child from daycare: Wise-Walker on back, toddler in an Ergo carrier on front.
Thus the Wise-Walker serves as purse, diaper bag, and general carrier of small
work items. It's slightly too narrow to zip around a letter-sized manila folder,
but if the weather is good one can leave the zipper partly open. I love the
size, regardless: it holds what I need, keeps my hands free, and discourages me
from packing unnecessary things. The thoughtful little pocket for a transit card
is exactly right.
3 people found this helpful
I have no problem paying...
, September 18, 2011
I have no problem paying for a pack when it's as awesome as this one. I'm not
you're typical train or any other form of public transportation commuter. I
work for a very large healthcare system. The hospital campuses seem only to be
getting larger and walking from a huge parking deck across sky bridges between
medical buildings, I was tired of carrying every bag imaginable. Yes, even
grocery store plastic and handled paper bags. I needed something that would
carry my daily girly items, ereader, books, pens, planner, smartphone, snacks,
and so on. Pockets upon pockets I kept feeding with my stuff. When looking for
a backpack all I kept running into were ones to accomodate laptops. Big and
unnecessary. Believe it or not I do not need my laptop during the day, but to
carry an iPad...perfect. So I keep stuffing it and the pack keeps taking it all
in. To give you an idea, if you're a woman looking for a nice backpack that's
not crazy big, I'm 5'5" and weigh about 120lbs. Fits my frame nicely.
I purchased the gray and it is not a light gray as the pictures show...it is
more a medium shade of gray. The interior orange makes it easy for your items
to stand out and locate. Because of the numerous pockets I suggest you find a
home for your items and stick to that organization. You need your own map to
locate your stuff if you keep changing your items' homes/pocket.
3 people found this helpful
I have always been a...
, April 22, 2010
I have always been a fan of Nomadic products (i have their pencil cases, a wise
walker shoulder bag and a passport holder), now this backpack is a great
addition to my Nomadic products. It is not a very big backpack it is medium size
backpack with useful compartments and sturdy back strap. I love that the
interior of the backpack is fluorescent orange because it is easy to find things
inside your backpack. I am so happy JetPen carries this backpack now. Also, i am
glad i went with the Gray color backpack, it actually looks darker than the
pictures on JetPens. Yes, Nomadic products are a bit on the expensive side, but
if can afford to shell out the extra bucks, i will say it is worth it because it
is well built and quality product.
2 people found this helpful
Something i want to put...
, December 8, 2012
Something i want to put out there is that the water bottle pocket is for 500ml.
A 20FL OZ Coca-Cola bottle is 591ml and therefore I highly doubt standard
non-disposible bottles will fit. For all you state side shoppers