Great Gym Bag
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've been using this pack every day for a couple of months and I'm pretty happy with it.
It carries reasonably well as a backpack, and the cavernous main compartment works great as a gym bag for indoor climbing gear, running shoes, etc. The top compartment is great for small stuff, and the laptop compartment is easy to access and holds a full-size 13" laptop. I occasionally use the separate "wet gear" compartment, but I'd still like the pack even without this.
Of the other duffel-bag/backpack combos that I've used (Patagonia Black Hole, North Face Base Camp), this one has the best compression straps and carries best as a backpack. It's a perfect gym bag for a bike commuter.
Durability seems good; it still looks pretty much brand new. The main zipper is a nice big one and should last for years.