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I was disappointed on receiving this item as upon investigation of the bag prior to its first use, the main zip was discovered to be faulty. The teeth on the zip to the main storage area of the bag .were not aligned which meant it would not close and this fault could not be fixed by me. I feel this was a quality control issue on the part of the manufacturer. The durability of the bag proved questionable also as it did not present as robust as I had believed it would be. I would however have retained the bag had it not been for the faulty workmanship of the zip. The bag was returned to Amazon - their returns department were very understanding and responsive to my complaint. I received a full refund including postage paid following return of the bag back to Amazon.
My bag arrived yesterday and unfortunately I must say I'm disappointed. While the bag has plenty of storage pockets there is no waist strap. I bought the bag for use when motorbike riding and without a waist strap the wind is sure to catch it. It also appears quite small making me think the near $80Au (including postage) I paid is far more than I would of in a retail shop. Finally on a minor point its black rather than the grey colour in the sale ad.
Unfortunately the plastic clip that held the one strap together would not hold together so we had to send it back. we do want a replacement but that was not available due to Amazon not making that option available to us as the item was from the US. and we are in Australia.
The material quality is good but it's smaller than expected. I've bought it for a trip overseas to bring my notebook. The main compartment can fit a 10" tablet but it cannot fit a 13" notebook. Thus I have to bring a messenger bag for my notebook.
The smartphone pouch is large enough to fit a Samsung Galaxy S7 with an Otterbox case.
This is a lightweight, comfortable, and highly durable bag. I use it mainly for commuting/biking to work during the week and light hiking on the weekend. The material is water resistant that keep my stuff dry in case it rains. Unlike other sling bag I’ve tried before, this bag has just the right strap length and width, very well designed! The back of the pack has mesh padding which is breathable and helps make the bag more comfortable to wear for long periods of time. The shoulder strap is easily adjustable and can be switched to the either side using the D rings located at the bottom of either corner. It feels comfortable whether worn on the front, back, or cross body. The pocket on the shoulder strap is easily accessible and fits large phones. I was really surprised that it fit my iphone 6 with a dual layer case and still with room to spare. I plan to purchase couple more for Christmas gifts
I have traveled to over 40 countries and I often am gone for 2-5 months. The smartest travelers go light, especially if they are traveling to multiple countries. Consequently, I rarely travel with luggage. Instead, I rely on a 38 liter JanSport Odyssey backpack and a day pack or sling bag. I was looking for a better sling bag than the Swiss Gear one I currently have. Not to knock it, because it is sturdily built. However, the problem is the size and number of compartments. Due to these issues, I decided to purchase the NeatPack Sling Bag. The NeatPack is larger by approximately 2 inchs in height and 3 inches in width. I do not know the liter differences, but I can easily say that the NeatPack holds significantly more stuff than the Swiss Gear sling bag. Regarding pockets, again, the NeatPack rules, i.e., the Swiss Gear only has 1 main compartment, with 3 tiny zippered "pockets" that can only be used for very small items, e.g., change, keys, smart phone, etc. It also, has a small zippered pocket on the strap, but it is too small to hold a smart phone a la the NeatPack pocket on the strap. Additionally, it has a drink holder, which is practically useless . . . unlike the one on the NeatPack, which actually looks like it will hold a water bottle.
Conversely, the NeatPack has the following: 1. One large compartment and two smaller, albeit, generous compartments (all of which come with sleeves/other zippered interior pockets; 2. The RFID "hidden pocket" on the back of the pack to store valuables and prevent identity thieves; and, 3. the already alluded to smart phone pocket on the strap. In short, this is a killer sling bag, much like my Jansport Odyssey back pack - with maximum use of pockets and compartments.
In conclusion, I am impressed with the bag. The NeatPack has efficiently utilized the space within the confines of a sling bag. Many manufacturers fail to do that. However, the proof is in the pudding. Specifically, I have not taken it on a trip yet. That will be remedied in a couple of days, when I am on the road for the next 2 months through April 6th, as I am traveling to the big island of Hawaii and then I will visit Vietnam. When I get back, I will indicate whether this sling bag is durable and well made.
I wish it was a tiny bit bigger, but it works. I use it for the gym. In the big pocket I put my size 8 women's cycling shoes and a small hand towel. The middle pocket will be used for gloves and earbuds for music. The front pocket is for my keys and phone. There is also a small pocket in the back side where I can also put my phone and kindle as well; furthermore, there is a pocket for my sunglasses on the strap.