A few frustrating features
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Solid construction, super durable, and I love the aesthetic, which is why I got it. However, as another reviewer noted, there are a few design flaws that are really frustrating to deal with.
1. Flap design - the sides of the flaps are slightly tapered/attached, which means you can't one-handedly flip the flap up to quickly access anything in the bag. Instead, you have to set your bag down and force the flap up with both hands. Frustrating for a biker on the go.
2. Strap design - When I walk >1/2 mile with this bag on, the strap gradually loosens to the point where the bag is falling off my shoulders. I've figured out a work around by knotting and double looping the strap, but this shouldn't happen. Also, I misread the description before purchasing and thought the huge strap pad was removable. It isn't--too bad. I'm considering purchasing some seatbelt material and making my own strap.
I really like the waterproof lining, pocket placement, interior water bottle loops, and colors, but after a few months of trying it out, this bag is gathering dust and I've gone back to using my ratty old Timbuk2 until I figure out a solution to problem #1, above.