A few weeks ago I broke my riding backpack. I’d had it for about two years, so I’d consider that a positive consumer experience. Needless to say, I was very bummed when I had to scramble to find another bag that was up to par so quickly. Funny thing is, I’d had the perfect replacement bag in my possession for about four months.
I initially purchased the Outdoor Master backpack somewhere around mid September. I knew I had a trip scheduled abroad, and I wanted to make sure I had a bag that was versatile, convenient, and fully loaded. Because I’m one of those annoying research junkies, I compared multiple bags on the internet for weeks. My diligence paid off because the Outdoor Master backpack turned out to be a solid choice. A decision that would later turn into a savior for my every day commuting needs.
Fully loaded doesn’t even begin to describe the features this bag possesses. It comes with two main zipper compartments. The section closest to your back has a slot for laptops and then one more section for other miscellaneous items. This section alone offers so much space. I’ve literally packed a week’s worth of clothing in the space before. However, the second compartment offers additional housing for smaller items. You can keep keys, a wallet, or other miniature things in that section.
Also, there is a small outer zipper that I keep my pens, card holder, and identification for quick access. Other areas of easy access are the netted side holders. I often place a hand held notebook and pen in one slot, and my water bottle in the other.
One of my favorite features of the bag is the extra cushion in the back of the bag. It ensures the wearer is comfortable and not being poked by any objects inside the bag. Another favorite is the water proof protective cover the bag comes with. Given the continuous rain Los Angeles has received over the last month, this protective layer has definitely been utilized.
The bag is also extremely light weight. In the past I’ve owned bags that have weighed quite a bit on their own. This one however is different because when there’s nothing inside of it, it weighs next to nothing. Additionally, the bag comes with a torso strap, and a chest strap. This just ensures a close fit, and I like to use them on my rides. The bottom strap is also cushioned and feels nice around the waist.
All in all this bag has turned out to be one of the best riding bags I’ve ever owned. It’s versatile and I can take it on just about any type of ride. It also isn’t too expensive as it retails on Amazon for around forty dollars. I’d definitely recommend it to a fellow rider.
Stay safe in these streets!