Product Review (submitted on December 16, 2012):
I bought my Wanderer just over a year ago. At that time I was little skeptical over spending the $ on the pack. I don't know why, since I already own several other Duluth packs and they are all fantastic.
Since I purchased mine (I went waxed canvas). I have been only pleased with this pack. It has been all over the US and Europe as well now. This has become my go to bag for almost any occasion. Work trips to other states, trips to the gun range, day pack for glacier hiking, thwart bag for a canoe trip; the list goes on and this pack performs admirably.
The side pockets are perfect for holding a Nalgene bottle. The front pocket holds me Nexus 7" tablet and sunglasses with room for a small notebook and deck of cards too. My only complaint is that I will the main compartment were a bit taller, maybe 3-4" or so. It would really let you capitalize on the versatility of this bag.
In the end, it has been a solid purchase. and I do not regret it one bit. In the last year mine has been dragged over rocks, soaked with water and frozen solid. I am pretty sure it is just getting broken in. I expect this will last for decades to come.