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I'm looking for a good everyday backpack that is durable and has quite a bit of room. Currently I'm using this backpack that I received as a gift: http://www.mastodonrocks.com/files/merch/preview/detail_backpack.jpg

It's a great backpack in that it has the features I want- rucksack style loading, two small front pouches (about the size of a deck of cards) and one larger front pouch (about the size of a graphing calculator) but it's not very durable (it is just band merch, after all). It has almost no structure at all, and while I don't want something with an actual internal frame, I'd like something a bit more rigid.

I use the backpack mostly for taking my laptop to class and for weekend trips- the top flap is great for throwing a sleeping bag under.

asked Jul 27 '11 at 12:58

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The best pack I have ever owned. Super simple rolltop opening that results in a massive space to just chuck stuff, no silly zips to snag or break, no good in theory, useless in practice bungie cord fixings, no external pockets that never quite hold what you want to put in them, and no requiring you to organise your kit like a Navy Seal.

Totally waterproof and very easy to clean.

There is a little pocket inside fixed with poppers for bits and pieces, but easy to take out. Also brilliant is the simple construction means that it's very easy to buy spare bits to keep it going for ever. The link above is to the 20 litre version, but you there are bigger too.


answered Aug 05 '11 at 07:46

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My 12 year old lower alpine backpack finally bit the dust. I needed something that could carry all of my gear for airline travel, serve my biking needs and be waterproof.

The Chrome “kirov” fit those requirements exactly. I liked the pockets are all inside, preventing pickpockets and items from falling out. It keeps the items low, so it is comfortable for cycling. Considered its “pro” line, it. shows plenty attention to detail.



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answered Aug 05 '11 at 09:56

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edited Aug 05 '11 at 10:01

I got this one a couple of years ago and it has become my daily use bag.

It has lots of space, the back and straps have some padding so it makes it comfortable to carry around.

The major selling point for me was the main compartment has a zipper so that you can unzip it and lay the bag flat on the conveyer at security so you dont need to remove the laptop from the bag.





answered Aug 06 '11 at 18:46

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edited Aug 06 '11 at 18:46

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