Product Review (submitted on July 14, 2011):
I've been using my scout pack for about a week, mostly for walking and taking public transit to work. I love this pack.
One thing I was surprised at was how low it sits on your back even on the tightest buckle setting. It feels balanced just fine; I guess I was just used to cranking my old backpack straps way tight so the pack hung nearer to my shoulders. The canvas is heavy and rugged, and the leather straps, once stiff out of the box, are now becoming more supple and easier to get in and out of the buckles. The holds a surprising amount for when I need it to, but is small and sleek enough for all the rest of the time.
I carry my laptop, charger, day planner and a pad of paper in the main compartment, and all my small items in the zippered pocket. If you pack lightly, you might even be able to use this as a weekend bag (without a laptop inside). Two thumbs way up.