Some serious thought went into this daypack, and I think it's exceptional. This 12L pack fits a great deal more than my prior 17L pack because of its design. After using it for daily travel and outdoor adventures, here are some of the features I've come to enjoy:
* The daypack is sturdy and easily stands upright, even when empty, so that it can be packed.
* The large opening on the zipper pulls make them easy to hook and pull the zips one-handed.
* The numerous pockets are well-placed and lend to how easy it is to use and organize this bag. My 13" laptop fits just fine in the laptop sleeve.
* Overall, the daypack performs like a suitcase in backpack form, especially with the large handle at the top, but is still slim to wear even when packed to the brim.
As others have said, the side pockets for water bottles are a bit small, but they do hold my 20oz water bottle.
On top of this, the One Trail team is really excellent. I ordered my pack initially on Amazon and it arrived missing the bungee cord on the front. When Amazon failed to respond to my inquiry or resolve the matter, the One Trail team did so directly after I emailed them. I highly, highly recommend this company.
I really like this bag for a hike. I have been looking for such small but with enough space bag for a day hike. This bag has enough compartments for all your necessities. I also use it sometimes for work to carry my work laptop and accessories.
I really love this new pack I bought for work. It has plenty of pockets, and you can tell it was designed with a great deal of thought and planning. It's just the right size, fits my Surface Pro 7 laptop perfectly, and is comfortable to wear. I love the sunset orange color. My boyfriend bought the blue one and he loves it too. I also own a smaller pack by OneTrail that I think was discontinued. I love that one still. It used to be my old work backpack but I have moved it to being my day hike pack since it can't fit my laptop. It has held up really well, at least 2-3 years now I believe. This brand is underrated and I'm excited to keep up with them go see what additional products they bring to the market!
Great backpack and great customer service.
Bought for my husband's birthday so he could hike in Gatlinburg and he loves this back pack