I just purchased a new bag the Topo Designs Klettersack Packcloth Hiking Pack. Picked this up at shop I haven’t been to before but its been around Brisbane for a while “The Outpost”. This bag is is made in USA. It is made from super durable 1000D cordura fabric will handle all of your daily hikes, and looks just as good on a mountain as it does in a cafe so all the advertising goes. I will see about this, I did however get one complement on the first day I took it to work. The bag has natural leather lash tabs that are meant to add that vintage look, while the classic top-load entry keeps a few things handy at the top.

I purchased this bag for 2 reason, I wanted a new travel bag as my Lowe Alpine – Airzone Quest 27  that I picked up a few years ago from K2 Mountain Shop just inst cut out for daily life. It is however great for day hikes and climbing mountains but it just isn’t cut out for as my daily work laptop bag, even when it comes time to travel, I’m stuck with a very large 27L bag that isn’t that large once you put your laptop in and camera and other travel equipment, I feel its to specific to just hiking due to all the little pockets that make up the volume.

Air Zone Quest 27L - FrontAir Zone Quest 27L - Back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SPECS

  • Frame type: Nil
  • Capacity: 22.4 L
  • Weight: 0.84 kg
  • Dimensions:   48.3 x 30.5 x 15.25 cm (length x width x depth)
  • Material: 1000D Cordura
  • Pack access:Top
  • Number of exterior pockets:1
  • Gender:Unisex

MSRP : $279 AUD ($169 USD)

  • Natural leather lash tabs
  • Heavy-duty plastic hardware
  • Heavy-duty straps reinforced with seatbelt webbing
  • Inner drawstring closure
  • Internal sleeve fits most 15″ laptops
  • Zippered top pocket
  • Side pockets for water bottles or additional gear

 

WHAT I LIKE

The inside of the Klettersack  is designed to hold a laptop upto 17in or hydration bladder. Two side pockets for my water bottles, there is only one inside pocket and one larger top pocket in the lid. To solve the issue of not enough pockets i grabbed 2 small Topo Designs zippered stuff sacks to organise my power cables and travel equipment. If you know me, i like to have all my gadgets in one place.

WHAT I DONT LIKE

One negative thing I have found is there is no waist or sternum strap, but I ordered a nice sternum strap off ebay, hopefully it arrives before we leave for Japan.

 

CONCLUSION

I will post an update after our 2 weeks to Japan but I believe this bag will be suitable for our needs, as the central main pocket is massive.

 

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