Top positive review
Exceptional value for money, tough, waterproof.
31 May 2017
UPDATE: JULY 2018 - Just over a year later and almost daily heavy duty use cycling and being thrown about on overhead storage compartments on trains - the only wear is a slight fraying on the left shoulder strap (pictured). Other than that, as you can see from the photos taken after a year of use, this bag as pretty much a good as new. It's shrugged off rain, snow, sleet, mud and goodness knows what else I've kicked up from the unprotected rear wheel of my mountain bike!
BE AWARE: The Main compartment and the rear-most compartment are not separate, so items can slip around in the bottom of the bag - not a major issue but you may lose smaller items and find them where you weren't expecting. All other compartments and pockets are separate The laptop compartment is completely enclosed so tech will stay safe. The "hidden" pocket at the very rear of the bag is a godsend for (flat) valuables (not recommended for mobile phones as the padding is only on the outer part of the pocket)!
This bag is a monster! 13 zipped pockets with more than enough room for a 15.5" laptop, it's peripherals and enough clothes for a weekend break away! I still had unused pockets as well. It's kind of like the TARDIS of backpacks with the amount of space it has in the main pocket and then it begins to become useful:
The hidden pocket in the rear waist pad, the soft lined mobile pocket next to the top carry handle, the metal reinforced carry handle and the rest of the vast collection of pockets, hidey holes and pouches! even as fully loaded as it was, it is a very comfortable bag to wear around.
The material feels very strong and waterproof and I get the impression that this bag will give a long term of service, even one with a good few bumps and crunches. Very good value for money indeed.