OBOW Light Travel Forum > Backpack Recommendation

Looking for a recommendation on a backpack between 1700-1900 cubic inches that does NOT have a padded lap top area. What I want is a main compartment not split to take a computer with a second organizational pocket that would hold a Nexus 7 tablet.
May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJames
Perhaps the Tom Bihn Synapse 25 might work, though the volume falls a bit below what you have specified. An 1800 cubic inch bag would be fairly large for a DAY pack. Is that the intended use?
June 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlan B
Similar in size, less expensive, fewer outside pockets would be the Arcteryx Sebring 25, whose main compartment zipper seems positioned to promote a degree of urban area security.
June 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlan B
Actually want to keep my rolling carry on at 19" vertical. Combination day pack and perhaps pack additional clothing if the bag gets too full
June 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJames
If you have a triathlon shop or specialty running store nearby, check out the Zoot bags. I saw these today and they were very lightweight and affordable.


June 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaxD
I went by my local REI today and found myself UNIMPRESSED by the Arcteryx Sebring 25, which lacks any sort of waistbelt. For less money, the Mountain Hardwear Fluid 26 has a rather sophisticated waistbelt, and comes in two sizes for different torso lengths. BUT, I don't think there's a real substitute for going to a store like REI, Eastern Mountain Sports, etc. and checking these out directly, including trying them on with a typical load.
June 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlan B