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This is one of the best "luggage" purchases I've ever made
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2015
Stop looking. This is the backpack you want. I bought mine in 2011 and the pics I uploaded are from March 2015. I use this everyday as my "briefcase" taking my laptop, books, notes, etc. to and from work. But it's not the everyday use you want it for. When I travel internationally, I carry this backpack and a small duffel. No checked luggage, whether I'm travelling for one week or two months.
The zippers, cabled handle, and materials of this backpack have been stretched, stressed, tossed, man-handled, crammed and beaten in trams from Budapest to Bratislava ... buses from Vienna to Krakow to Geneva ... subways from D.C. to the Chicago El to Beijing .... trains from Lake Balaton, Hungary to Bern, Switzerland.
The top "small" pouch hold three glasses cases (regular, reading, and sun) ....plus room for a mini LED flashlight and whatever boarding passes you might need. The front "smallish" pouch holds every electronic cord I'll need while travelling, my external hard drives, plug adapters, etc. The next pouch holds every travel guide and book I want to travel and the large pouch holds a brick sized voltage converter and a third of the clothes I'll need.
This is one of the best "luggage" purchases I've ever made.