Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Sterkmann Expandable Carry on Backpack for Men Overnight Weekender for Travel & Business Waterproof Fits 15" Laptop with Packing Cube, Shoe Pouch & Laundry Bag (20L-30L Capacity)
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If you're like me and always buy cheap junk backpacks because, hey, how much better can the expensive ones really be? then I have some news for you: much, much better.
As a cheap bag buyer I have seen backpacks of all shapes and sizes that come apart at the straps, the seams, the zips, and somehow convinced myself that it was ok because, hey, it was cheap. Two words now stand out in my mind: False. Economy.
Despite all of its many features the one that shines for the Sterkmann, at least for me, is this: it will not fall apart. And at around half the price of other top quality bags, that really does make this one a bargain.
All of the special bits you read about above are brilliant - the secret pockets, the ease of packing and unpacking, the size and expandability, but it's the sheer quality of the Sterkmann backpack that will make it your favourite. From the robust feel of the zips to the tough-as-nails fabric, the easy-access pockets and even the sunglasses holder, pick this baby up once and you will know what I mean. It just feels solid.
The other things that stand out are the looks - it's as good as or better than the $320 backpack my son recently purchased in the US - and the side straps that allow you to carry it like a (very attractive) briefcase. It's super comfortable as well, partly for the padding and also because it sits higher up than the cheap rubbish that I will never again have to buy.
Add this one to the rave reviews because this, my friend, is the last backpack you will ever buy. You're going to love it.
While this backpack is advertised as a travel backpack, I bought it to use as my daily driver for my commute to work and back. The design is very well thought off and the assembly and materials are premium. It is water resistant in both the bag as well as the zips so it can safety keep your stuff dry. There are many pockets for storing different things including a dedicated sunglass pouch which you can access from outside and a tech compartment for your laptop/tablet to keep them nice and safe. I love how I can also use this for travelling as you expand the middle compartment for extra storage and mesh divider help you pack different items. There are also chest straps to help with weight distribution as you will be able to carry a lot of things! You can also attach this to luggage handles like most travel bags and lastly you can turn it into a briefcase style bag as you can tuck to shoulder straps in and it carry the bag using the side handles. Extra bonus in that they provide you a packing cube, shoe bag and laundry bag which I haven't tried yet. This is definetely the best bag I own so far and would recommend this to everyone!
When I was searching for a backpack that I could use everyday and also on occasional short travels, I wanted a backpack that's big enough to carry all my every day stuffs like a laptop, iPad, accessories like cables, charger, hard driver, powerbank, umbrella to shield the occasional showers, drink bottle without it being too big or looking too bulky. On the flipside, I also would like one that is expandable if I need to store my clothes & other stuffs for occasional short travels. FYI - I have used the XD-Design Bobby Bizz for about 3 years and one of the strap attachment broke, and another few weeks later, the zipper came off which was not of great quality at all. Looks good when you look at it for the first time but after you using it for a while, you can feel that the material quality is relatively inferior. So I went out looking for a replacement backpack and read all the reviews and pulled the trigger on this Sterkmann. I opted for the Sterkmann as this has a lot of pockets and compartments that were well made and very practical for my use. So I am really happy with my purchase and hope it will last me for many years to come!
I really love this backpack. I keep finding more pockets! I can easily fit clothing for four days (I reckon a week if I really tried) plus my laptop, e-reader and a couple of hefty paperbacks. I favour the konmari approach to packing, so I love that I can fully open the whole back to access a nice deep packing space. Or from the middle, clam-shell style. I foresee the many extra pockets tucked into the top, sides and insides being really useful for all the little extra bits and bobs I seem to collect when traveling. And the very discreet external pocket at the top is perfect to tuck away my headphones and boarding pass on the go. Love it!
I have been using this bad for just over a week now for my daily walk / cycle commute. I juts love it ! It os very spacious, I love all the compartments and the fact that the bag expands. I comfortably fit my 16" laptop in there, the charger, shoes, lunch and a change of clothes as well as a few other smaller bits. I haven't used it for a weekend away yet but it is so spacious and comes with a packing cube I know I will fit everything I need. In addition it is totally waterproof, I got rained on a few days ago and everything was dry inside. Overall I am extremely happy with this product !
I bought this bag for multiple international trips, which of course included multiple rounds of airport security. The ability to quickly pull out my iPad and laptop were a huge bonus over existing bags I've used. There was also more than enough space to fit everything I needed and plenty of easy access zips for things like your wallet, passport, etc.
Most of all, the bag was comfortable to wear.
I would recommend this bag and would happily purchase it again.
The bag is as described and more. There is a lot of room in the bag to pack for a short trip of 2-3 days. The interior is well thought out and well executed. I love that the bag can be slipped onto the suitcase handle, making it easier for those longer trips with just carry on baggage( where you are allowed two bags on board)
I have had this Backpack for a couple of months now and am very happy with it. I travel a lot for work and this functions great for business and overnight stays. Build quality is excellent and more than equals my previous backpack which I paid over double for. Definitely recommend.
I use this bag for going to the office and travelling. I was surprised about how functional the bag is and it has exceeded my expectations in how it can switch between a sleek bag for work and then a roomy bag for short trips.
This is an excellent backpack. Lots of storage space but still has a compact design. Dedicated space for a 15 inch laptop and a 13 inch tablet. Feels comfortable to where and looks really good. Quite happy with it.