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Pros Very water resistant, cool and sleek design, easy top pack accessGreat organizational capacity, effective use of space, comfortable, adjustable, separate laptop side-accessDurable, waterproof, cool features, stowable rain fly and helmet net, lots of storage, ultra protectiveFunctional, plentiful storage, water-resistant fabric, inexpensive, versatileWater resistant, large and simple internal compartment, low price, durable
Cons Lacks value, not comfortable, zipper design gets annoyingExpensive, lacks cushioning on the bottom of the packExpensive, not super stylishNot super stylishNot the most comfortable, lacks laptop protection
Bottom Line A general use backpack that falls behind in comfort and convenienceA versatile option with great storage for electronicsBuilt as a bike commuting laptop protector, it serves so many more purposesBuilt for a plethora of applications, this pack offers awesome storage and valueThis high value laptop backpack is durable and versatile in its function
Rating Categories Urban Assault 21L Incase Icon Thule Pack 'n Pedal Commuter The North Face Borealis Timbuk2 Rogue
Laptop Protection (25%)
6
9
10
7
4
Comfort (20%)
3
8
8
8
6
Storage (15%)
6
9
7
8
7
Ease Of Use (15%)
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9
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Water Resistance (15%)
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8
Style (10%)
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Specs Urban Assault 21L Incase Icon Thule Pack 'n... The North Face... Timbuk2 Rogue
Volume (L) 21 L 17 L 24 L 28 L 25 L
Weight 2.0 lbs 2.1 lbs 2.4 lbs 2.7 lbs 1.8 lbs
Number of Compartments 3 4 2 2 1
Dimensions 20.25 x10 x8.75 in. 19 x 13 x 9 in. 15 x 6.7 x 19 in 19.75 x 13.5 x 8.5 in. 18.9 x 12.2 x 6.3 in.
Number of Large Pockets 2 3 1 2 1
Number of Small Pockets 3 14 2 9 7
Key Clip? Yes Yes Yes No No
Reflective Material? No No Yes Yes No
External Side Pocket(s) No Yes Yes Yes Yes
External Water Bottle Holder? No No Yes Yes Yes
Fits Laptop 15" 15" 15" 15" 15"
Hip belt No No No Yes No
Sternum Strap Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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