OGIO Bandit II Backpack
This backpack is not durable at all, and is totally impractical for a student
I was really disappointed with this bag. My brother had one of the older versions, so I was really excited but really let down.
First off, I've had the backpack for less than a semester and it's already falling apart. Considering I stopped riding a month in, and that it generally doesn't go through any stress, that the straps are separating from the bag is pretty unacceptable. It's not like I overload it or anything, (not like I could even if I wanted to). Which brings me to my next point...
They were so busy cramming 500000000 pockets and pouches into this bag that I think they forgot that people usually use backpacks for school... Which means books. I can barely fit 2 textbooks in here along with my laptop before it starts bulging fatter than my dad's stomach. And he can down a 30 rack faster than my bike hits green lights. How about less padded pockets, and more storage space?
Those are my main complaints. Remove some of these useless pockets and how about some quality control. If you're looking for a good riding backpack, keep looking...
November 24, 2014
A lot of pockets
This is a very clever designed backpack. It has a lot of room for your laptop and everyday stuff like sunglasses, iPad, big EarPods, keys, papers, etc. I'm very pleased with this one.
July 21, 2014
Great for anything
Bought this backpack because it was a great price. It has tons of great pockets. My favorite are the two side pockets that are designed to be accessible while wearing the backpack. It makes grabbing a water bottle, wallet, cell phone, etc. very easy. It has a very nice pocket designed just for a laptop. I love this backpack. I gave the durability a 4 only because I know the quality of some of the more expensive packs and it isn't quite there but to get a better pack you will need to spend double whay you would pay for this one.
July 13, 2014
Great looking functional bag
this is a very good looking bag, and has plenty of pockets for keeping all your gadgets organized. Zippers appear sturdy and work well. soft inner liner for laptop, phone and iPad areas.
Doesn't really have a flat bottom so it won't stand up by itself - but who cares I guess...
December 16, 2013
awesome backpack with many-many pockets
I got this backpack on a gloomy, rainy evening and the last thing I felt doing is unpacking my old, torn and worn backpack and load my stuff into this one.
After a little reasoning with myself I got to it and after 2-3 minutes I just couldnt stop saying wow and wow again.
Lots and lots of small pockets to organize your stuff, separate section for your laptop, phone, sunglasses, papers, pen, tools, keys and the list goes on. Every time I wanted to make a compromise of putting something together with another item I found that there is an additional pocket available and designed just for that.
"Red is for protection" concept works very well, if you are concerned of breaking something just make sure you put it in a red pocket.
Zips are strong and easy to open and close.
I got the "celebrity white" and yes it does attract the grime a bit but according to all my friends it does increase your visibility big time with reflective stripes and signs.
highly recommended backpack that can even serve for a weekend getaway but an absolute must for commuting.
August 29, 2013