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Exceptional Quality and Functionality
on 24 May 2014
Thule have created a well designed and practical rucksack. It has an array of useful pockets, particularly in the middle pouch with its waterproof compartment (great for a passport), zipped up mesh pouch (can see what's inside), stash pocket, mobile holder, pen holders and another stash pocket. It allows effective organisation of you things so you can find them in a timely manner. The front compartment is perfect for an umbrella, the sunglasses stash box is a stroke of genius and the main compartment is spacious. The strap and back padding is good. The colouring is cool.
he attention to detail is demonstrated in the metal clips on the side which hook onto a loop so you can compress the bag; they've been designed with a diagonal gap for sliding over the loop which makes unhooking them a doddle (normally you can spend ages trying to line it up on other bags) yet it won't come loose whilst in motion. They are also very sturdy, and aren't likely to break any time soon!
The main issue is the MacBook protection as there's no bottom padding, only protecting it from front and back. This is fine for protecting in whilst in transit, but if like me you're prone to dropping your bag down when you reach your destination then you may have issues if the angle is such that your precious Mac goes clunk against the ground! Personally I use a protective Mac cover anyway so it's not a problem (I mean with an £1000 bit of kit the extra £30 on a cover isn't much), and MacBooks are pretty robust. Nevertheless it's worth bearing in mind.