I really wanted to like this pack...layout is just ok. It does fit my 15" Macbook, however its a bit of a pain to get out once in. Biggest gripe by far is the wimpy zippers. Main zipper broke on day 2. Even with very delicate use, this pack wont hold up. In all fairness, I own the 5.11 UCR pack which is bombproof; love it. My expectations are relatively high.
I picked this up from the Tampa 5.11 store if your close I highly recommend stopping in. The staff is fantastic. I was looking for a nondescript tactical bag for work and daily carry. This 5.11 bag again greatly exceeded my expectations. The front opening has plenty of room for your work equipment cables and office materials. Inside has a nice strips of Molly to attach a pouch to and a sleeve pocket that fits a laptop perfectly. It is also removable to convert it into a weekend backpack and you don't have to remove all of your work materials. It also has a easy access carry pocket which I also use for work files. This bag is fantastic as an everyday carry bag and 5.11 has again developed a bag that really thinks of everything. Great job!!
I was pleasantly surprised by this bag. It has a very clean, minimal look which forced me to slim down on how much I carry (a good thing). It has great capacity but it does make you think about what you want and need in your bag. No bottle holders, which is fine by me and lends to it's very modern look. I also bought from PremierBodyArmor.com a IIIA panel that fits the pack perfectly. Well built and I like the way the shoulder straps attach to the pack. Durable material. Only gripe is the 5.11 insignia on it (small tab), but it can be cut off if one desires.
The pack is small. The laptop sleeve will only fit a compact laptop. I tested with a MacBook pro, IBM ThinkPad and my Dell. It seems 13 inch screen is about the upper limit.
If you are 6'2+ or wear 2xl+ shirt the backpack will probably be too small for you.
Also, it has several tags and pieces with 5.11 insignia and branding on it that you'll need to remove unless you like wearing a sign that says your CCW.
GREAT EDC PACK
Nice addition to my backpack choices. This is a mid sized pack that fits a lot of stuff. Laptop will Fit Macbook fullsize. CC is a mirror of other 5.11 backpacks, but works very well. CC velcro is on inside of compartment, not on outside where the straps are. Carries enough gear for day hike, or trip on the airplane (leave CC stuff at home :-)). Very comfortable in a T-Shirt carry and is very non standout for a CC pack. No one looks twice.