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Sturdy enough, a few minor niggles
on 23 August 2009
On the plus side, it's cheap compared to others and quite spacious (fits my acer laptop, albeit might not fit some of the wide-screen ones). I've just taken it on my cycle trip from Reading to Bristol, and it seems to be fairly robust. However the fabric does seem to soak up moisture rather than beading it off, so probably best to wrap items inside or cover it. The attachment is via 6 straps (4 on top, 2 at the bottom). It would have been better if they had provided quick-release clips as it's pretty fiddly to remove and attach the bag when stopping off at the shops etc. I partially solved the problem by using 2 bungee cords (not supplied) to do the job of the top straps. The bottom ones at least have a quick-release buckle which makes it easy to remove but they're still fiddly to thread when attaching. The top of the bag has a strap (length not adjustable) attached by two clips and seems a bit inadequate for the weight of the bag when full, although it hasn't broken yet. It could have done with a handle or somesuch for easy carrying. Overall I think it does the job but more thought could have gone into the design.