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I always like buying...
, August 25, 2012
I always like buying things from JetPens (pencil cases, bags) because there are
a lot of nifty handy pockets to sort your items and that goes without saying for
this bag and a lot of their pencil cases.
One thing I would be wary of is that I own a 15" MacBook Pro with a hard snap on
case, and I have a Neoprene sleeve as well. This VERY snugly fits my MacBook Pro
with the case on (I refuse to put it in the bag with no case whatsoever, need
the protection), with nothing else in it because I wanted to try the fit as soon
as I received it and took it out of the box.
I'm almost sure if I had the snap on case on my laptop, and the Neoprene sleeve
on, that it probably would not zipper all the way, or be EXTREMELY snug. It's
already super snug with the hard case alone, but it's okay. The bag is a good
size and I'm not going to want to cram the world into it.
I'm going to like that the bag is waterproof, sometimes I forget an umbrella.And
it shipped ridiculously fast. Ordered it under a few days to a week, and it came
literally I want to say 2-3 days after with standard free shipping over $25.
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When my old backpack...
, November 11, 2012
When my old backpack broke I inmediately turned to JetPens to look for a new one
- I first got the
Nomadic WR-08 Wise-Walker A4 Shoulder Bag (which is also really good!), but I
usually carry too many things for a shoulder bag...so I got this one and LOVED
When I first got this backpack out of the box it looked pretty small so I wasn't
sure if all of my things would fit inside, but it turns out that it has a lot of
space! The only thing I have problems with is a Letter/Legal folder that I use -
it fits, but really closely. I think an A4 folder/binder would fit perfectly in
here! it has two big compartments, which gives you a lot of room; I usually
carry a folder, a notebook, two sketchbooks, my pencilcase (a Nomadic PN-91 Top
Open Pencil Cases), a small tablet, textbooks and sometimes even a sweater or
hoodie. I use the side pocket to carry my IDs and bus card (which makes it easy
for me to access, yet still hard to get stolen), the "net" side pocket for my
umbrella or a water bottle, and the two front pockets for my purse, calculator,
pendrive and other small things. The lower front pocket has little compartments
inside so its easy to organize things in there.
Nomadic makes the most organized bags I've ever seen, everything is always at
hand and easy to find. Now I use this backpack most of the time, and the
shoulder bag when I'm carrying less things. I wouldn't be overreacting if I told
you this is the best backpack I've had so far!
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I have been looking for...
, August 26, 2012
I have been looking for a slightly bigger backpack than my Maxpedition Pygmy
which at 20L is just right for everyday carry but is just a bit small for all
the stuff I carry for sketching; A4 Molekskine, 9x12 watercolor pad, watercolor
kit, 4x6 sketchbook, full-sized headphones, etc. The WL-25 can definitely handle
all that with room to spare. The top outer pocket can just fit my Kindle along
with a 4x6 sketchbook. The lower pocket is shallower so I use it for flat
things. So far my only complaints are the lack of zipper pulls on all the
zippers (they are on the three main compartments) and the sizing of the backpack
straps being a bit narrow - I have to let the straps out quite a bit or else the
pack sits too high on my back. Things I love: the orange lining (I hate black
interiors), the light weight, well thought out pockets and lots of them. I
took it out for a bike ride tonight and it seemed comfortable even fully loaded
so I am happy with it. And yeah, no way I would put my 15" Macbook Pro in this.
It might fit but only without a protective sleeve and the pack has no built-in
protection for a laptop.
| CB-01 vs. WL-25 - I have...
, October 31, 2013
CB-01 vs. WL-25 - I have both.
Summary (full review below):
WL-25 is less expensive, larger (good for several A4/US-size folders or
notebooks), and feels cheaper in quality. The straps are poorly designed and not
very ergonomic, especially considering that you'd presumably be carrying a
heavier load in this larger bag. There are fewer pockets and they do not feel as
useful as the CB-01's pockets. The main compartment can fit a laptop, but the
bottom of the bag is as thin as the rest of the bag, so you would NOT want to
bring a laptop without a protective cover/case.
CB-01 is smaller, more expensive, more ergonomic, the straps are much more
appropriately reinforced/designed. The pockets are far more practical (for me at
least) and there are more pockets overall. Smaller size means less
notebook/folder capacity (for standard US-size folders and notebooks, A4 I
WL-25 (larger, cheaper) is definitely of a poorer quality. The back and straps
are not as well padded or reinforced, the straps are not ergonomic at all
(compare the pictures), despite the contents likely being heavier - why else
would you buy the larger bag? Its compartments are also less functional than the
CB-01, at least for my purposes. There are also much fewer outside pockets on
this bag. There is one pocket in particular (the top one which has a vertical
zipper) which I find particularly cumbersome, as whenever you open it to get
something out, smaller items you may keep in that pocket will fall out. The
outside pockets also do not extend as far out from the bag.
CB-01 is smaller and better designed overall. The straps are better padded and
designed - the structure of the straps is such that the weight of the bag is
more evenly spread out on one's shoulders. There is this one great pocket pocket
on the back of the bag (flat pocket, with a zippered opening on the side to the
right if you're wearing it) that can easily be opened by reaching for it, but
can't be easily accessed unless you are specifically trying to go for it (harder
to steal, I think?) - you kind of have to arch your back in a specific way to
get to it. I use this pocket to hold a small flat wallet on a bungee cord for
RFID-based public transit or private-entry systems (the kind where you hold the
card up to the scanner without having to swipe anything), but it can really be
used for any small item that you'd want to keep somewhat concealed or would want
to be able to access without removing your bag.
The CB-01 is smaller, which means less space for large items such as A4/standard
US sized folders/notebooks/textbooks. I've managed to fit a few notebooks and
folders, but sometimes the top corners will bend due to the size/shape of the
bag. This bag is AWESOME for anything smaller (shorter) than US/A4 sized
notebooks/folders. The top-front pocket is actually amazing for planners or
smaller size notebooks (I have one that's about 6"x9"), and it will fit several
Conclusion: the CB-01 is awesome if you don't use a whole lot of standard US/A4
notebooks. The CB-25 is OK, but I wish I'd have gotten a similar bag by a
different brand instead.
| This is, hands down,...
, October 19, 2013
This is, hands down, the best backpack ever! It's worth every penny, even though
I was skeptical at first. I was looking for a new backpack for when I went back
to college in the winter, but something that could act as an over night bag in
the mean time. The bag can carry so much! I can fit about 4-5 days worth of
clothes, my laptop, and a hair dryer in the two main compartments, my ipad mini
if the front side-zip pouch, and all my makeup in the front accordion style
pocket right in front. I know it'll do a wonderful job as a school bag too! The
material is light but very durable, much better than the standard backpack
material. It's also rain-proof, as it states. I've gotten caught in a few
showers with it, and all of my electronics have stayed safe and dry! If you're
considering buying this bag, do it!!