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This is a sturdy, lightweight backpack which is practical for carrying small load hands free. However I had to mark it down a star as it arrived from Amazon in a very crumpled state. The entire bag had been packed by being squashed into one of its pockets. Once opened out it was disappointingly very creased all over and certainly did not have the smooth appearance of the backpack pictured in the advertising. I have tried various methods to smooth out the material and none have worked. I would not like to iron it as it is made from a stiff water-resistant synthetic material.
I used it for the first time last weekend and was satisfied with its lightness, comfort and the amount it could carry. However one of the tags on the end of a zip came off the first time I pulled to close it. I haven't been able to slide it back on. Otherwise a good product and I'm looking forward to using it as my day pack when backpacking next month.
I have just received this backpack for use on a tour so have not used it yet. However I am pleased with the way it looks, it folds up easily into its pocket and seems to be well made. I am actually considering using it as my carry on luggage instead of the usual small suitcase. I can just pop it under the seat.