i was looking for a large gym bag to hold all of my gym gear, EDC and the occasional work gear (LE). I was very excited about the bag but was slightly disapointed when it arrived; the bag lacked any kind of form or rigidity. The size however was more than enough, minus the mesh zipper pouch under the top and th pouch on the outside organization is slightly difficult. About 1 year into use the bag rips underneath one of the wide straps on th back side of the bag (not along any stitching). I keep a flashlight clipped inbetween that strap and the bag which should have not caused the rip. I would not recommend this bag at its current price point, lucky I got a really good discount on it so I am not too upset.
I purchased this bag as an almost last minute purchase for a trip to Seattle after my last pack of 8 years finally was torn apart too much to repair. I was looking for a backpack similar to what I had but was unable to find anything I liked. I was greatly impressed with this pack. Although a little flimsy it easily fit all of the items I needed for the trip and still had extra room. Durable and easy to spot going around the luggage belt.
Condenses to a great size to be able to have good storage space when you need it. When opened has a great amount of space to hold all that you can need for a long trip short of the kitchen sink. I have used it for long trip and was able to pack all my equipment for work and still have space to add more.
This bag is extremely over priced, and bad. If i saw this on the shelf at a retail store I would have never even given this bag a second look. Nor would I have payed half this price for this bag. It's large but it has no structural integrity to the bag. There is no hard/stiff flooring to give this bag shape. It sags and bows and nothing in the bag still stay where you put it. The sides have no structure/shape either. I could make the same equivalent bag with a canvas tarp and some string.
I didn't even get my free flashlight with purchase of 99 bucks or more.
I will be returning this bag ASAP. Don't waste your time. And this is coming from someone who loves 511 gear.