It wasn‘t an easy decision since the price isn‘t low. But I have not found another backpack with such a modular system. Plus, it is worth the sustainability.
After 9 months of use, I couldn‘t be happier with my choice! Almost everything is smartly designed (e.g. accessing the laptop from the side, perfect for airport security controls) . You can use the backpack for daily trips to work or university, traveling or hiking. It is adaptable for many situations and that‘s what I like the most about it.
I bought the black one and can‘t complain about any dirt. In heavy rain I put it in the rain cover. However, for light rain it is not necessary. The stuff inside stays dry. I can also recommend the mat straps which I often use to easily store a jacket or things like that.
I just ordered the backpack before I moved to the Middle East. My Jordanian friends commented that the backpack made me look like a white anthropologist in the 19th century. Joke asides: it's a lovely backpack with lots of useful pockets and departments. I used it on several flights as a carry-on luggage and it always fit all my stuff. We've done some successful hiking through deserts and canyons together. The only thing I don't like about it is its weight and the fact that it looks dirty quite quickly. Would still give it five stars though because it's doing a good job. Couldn't test it for its waterproofing features yet because there wasn't barely any rain.
Form und Funktion gehen Hand in Hand
its definitely a great bag, and I especially appreciate the care taken to ensure that the supply chain is sustainable/ethical, but I find the clamshell style less useful than I would have thought. It is more often the case that I just want to reach into the bag for something quick, and the clamshell design causes it to sorta spill apart. It's rare that I have enough space to really spread out my bag and open it 'properly' in a clamshell manner.
I do really like the extendable roll-top combined with the 'traditional' entry style tho.
I also find the bottom 'shoe' pocket not so useful. It's awkward to access, and I'd rather just wrap my shoes in a plastic bag and put them in the main pouch.
lastly, I would have liked 1 more easy-access pocket on the outside. Maybe something like the detachable pouch on the TropicFeel shell bag. My partner has the other interlocking bags from Wayks but it seems like a bit of a hassle to attach and detach them.
I also never use the 'light' straps that came with the bag, and they could probably just be omitted imo.
i know that sounds like a lot of negatives, but I still find it a great bag! just a critical type of guy I suppose
I am using my black version of the Day pack already 1 year for food shopping and travels and I am super happy! This is a Best Buy! ;)
I spent a lot of time shopping for a good bag, comparing different brands and prices and features. I wasn't 100% convinced because of the price tag, but finally gave in and I am VERY happy I did.
This bag is perfect, it easily adapts from a light bag with just what I need for school or work to a travel pack for travelling lightly for 1 weekend to 2 weeks. It still feels like great quality after 6 months.
Living in the Netherlands it has kept the rain out during biking commutes, there are many useful pockets, a bottom compartment great for gym shoes, and handy laptop + paper sleeves. Even the tiny outer pockets are way deeper than they seem on top of being soft and fuzzy.
Exceptionally good quality, very robust and smart details. It's very comfortable to wear and suitable for every occasion due to its variable volume and chic look. I love the deep dark black colour.
I only whish the little side pocket which is perfect for my phone was on the other side since I am right handed ;)
It is so nice to read how happy you are with your backpack, thanks a lot! :)
Thank you also for your feedback about the pocket position. I just want to let you know why we decided to place it on the left side of the back: During our development we got the impression that most right handed people would not be flexible enough to comfortably access the pocket without taking the whole backpack off their shoulders if it was on the right side. So we placed it on the left side to because then they do not have to take off the whole backpack but just slightly swing it to the front over their left shoulder to quickly and comfortably access the pocket with their right hand.
Many thanks again for your order and your review. :)
Sehr durchdachtes Konzept - bin total glücklich damit :-)
Das macht uns glücklich – herzlichen Dank, lieber Dirk :)
Thanks a lot, that makes us happy. :)