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Don't let the feature set fool you..this ain't it
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2021
I really wanted to like this bag. Planning a 2 weeks stay in Italy has me looking for a bag that can provide both fuction and form. Let's start with the good.
Lightweight and compact- like many others mentioned, this bag is very comfortable. It sits high on your back meaning long hauls shouldn't feel uncomfortable with a heavier load.
Material - very night for the price. Hard shell, amd looks to be tear resistant. This is not a bag I would toss around however. Like many hardshell suitcases, this will be prone to cracking and caving with enough weight. Forget about checking in this bag at an airport
Functionality- offering just enough compartments, I could see myself using this for school as well. Sadly some of these functions falls short..
Cons.. shoulder pockets, this is barely enough space to hold a set of cards. Perhaps keys are more like it.
Slow charging passthrough. I tested the USB hub with a QC3.0 capable of outputting 5a. Most phones have fast charging so this was going to be the selling point for me. Alas, the passthrough only delivered 1a of charging which is terrible for a bag of this price. The port is also USB A. The port was stiff and would not take the cord readily without some kind of force with two hands. If you're wearing the backpack, and need a charge, you're better off pulling the battery out of your bag. The USB port should be fitted with a USB C and A to allow for iPhone and Android along with at least a QC 2.0 standard. The cover should be outfitted with a rubber tab as well as plastic will cause the port to corrode when exposed to moisture.
I think as a general purpose commuter backpack it's fine. But the selling point is its charging port and that falls short.