Deluxe Laptop Daypack
Product Review (submitted on September 22, 2012):
I bought this bag to use as my daypack on an urban backpacking trip around Central and South America. My criteria for a backpack were: 1) Small and light weight, as it needed to fit inside my larger travel pack. 2) Rugged, so it could last 1-2 years on the road, 3) It must provide good protection for my laptop. 4) It should look stylish, and not make me look like a high school or college student.
This bag succeeded on all counts, except #1. Although it was light "enough" (coming in at 3.0 lbs--the standard laptop daypack is only 2.6lbs, FYI), it was too large and bulky, taking up a nearly a full half of my daypack's contents.
For this reason, I reluctantly returned this bag, which I loved in every other respect, for a smaller bag made by another company.
I didn't use the product long enough to determine how durable it is, but by all appearances, it's probably the most durable back pack I've ever seen, not counting my much larger MEI travel pack, with which it is probably a tie.
I think calling this a "daypack" is a bit of a misnomer, and instead would call it a "small backpack". But to be fair, any bag large enough to carry a laptop is going to be on the large-side of the "daypack" genre, in my opinion.
I would give it 5 stars if not for the fact that it didn't work for my needs.