kylecountryman wrote:Anyone have any idea how big these really are - as in how much stuff can you put in them? They look like smaller bags.
The backpacks are on the small side, but do expand quite a bit, much to my surprise.
I can fit a filled letter-sized manila envelope into the main compartment (although the top edges of the envelope do get bent a bit), along with my entire lunch (a couple of 8-10oz containers, 2 snack baggies, and a couple of small bottles) and a very thin sweater. The main compartment also has a small zippered pocket on one side and a webbed pocket on the other side, and a double-sided zipper.
The smaller front compartment can fit my wallet (which is large enough to fit my credit cards, money, and my cell phone so it is a fairly thick wallet), some large over-the-ear headphones, sunglasses, and a small sandwich baggie of miscellaneous whatnots. The small front compartment also has an open pocket and a smaller, divided, webbed pocket (both on the same side), and a double-sided zipper.
And the teeny compartment in the very front can hold... I dunno... emergency cash? I think I had a small card it at one point, but I typically don't use it. This compartment zips up the middle and does not zip fully, so small items may fall out.
There is also a cell phone pocket on the left strap, which is super handy. I actually keep my phone in it when I drive, and my car keys in it when I'm at the office.
In addition to the backpack straps, the bag also has a padded carrying handle at the top.
The only thing I really don't like about it so far, which I've noticed on a lot of bags I've come across recently, is that the hardware on the bags (ie zipper, D-rings, etc) are heavier than the fabric of the bag. And since there is no internal frame or support, this makes the bag like a blob, so it has to either lay flat or hang while I pack, unpack, or root through the bag. I'm not totally sure why, but I find this very annoying.