Excellent bag, very easy to organize and comfortable to carry
Exactly what I need on a trip!
The perfect size to hand carry on a flight. Great back support, would be great if cheaper!
I was really happy with this backpack, well thought in its design, even with a pocket I had not seen an the pictures. I used it because I was travelling by bus, and it was exactly what I needed. Get from places to the bus and from the bus to places. Even for a small person, it is comfortable. When you are fed up with rolling suitcases (and they don't suit sandy roads etc.), this is a real alternative!
Great Quality All Around!
Pros: 1. Great material (600D Polyester I believe) 2. All YKK zippers 3. Good buckles 4. Good cushioning on the back, with good airflow. Also a proper, well-cushioned hip belt. In my experience, a lot of bags in this price range / even more expensive ones tend to cheap out on proper cushioning on the hip belt, resulting in an uncomfortable distribution of weight on your hip. 5. Nice frame, it is able to stand on its own even when packed sparsely (i.e. a laptop and a tech cube) 6. Good compression straps. For a bag this big, it is quite a surprise I could make it look presentable (slim enough) as a daily carry. My plan was to use this as a daily carry bag on a trip after I unpack, and I guess it is a decent option (I am about 185cm/ slightly over 6ft). Cons: 1. There is a laptop sleeve in the main compartment, as well as the front compartment. However, both are lacking proper cushioning or padding. I think for the Pro version, either one of the laptop slots should be a properly padded one. If you are carrying laptops and the like, please get your own sleeve/case since the laptop compartment lacks proper padding. 2. Hiding the straps is an absolute horror because it sounds wrong, but it is so tight to slip the thick-cushion straps into the tiny hide-holes. I don't need something crazy like Peak Design's swinging straps or the CabinZero Urban's zip-away, all I would like is that it can slip in easily. Then again, at least the option to just hide the hip belt is there (unlike the Osprey which zips the straps and the hip belt all away). Verdict: As someone who has tried quite a few bags, be it more "premium" Peak Design, Wandrd or those in a similar range like Osprey, North Face, etc. I feel that this really does punch above its weight class. Overall, it has a solid construction, and proper priorities are placed on good cushioning for comfort. This bag is also not for you if you want a lot of built-in organisation, this bag is better catered towards those who pack with cubes, especially for those camera/tech guys who are looking at this bag.
CabinZero bags are an investment
My husband and I both have CabinZero military 28l bags that have been everywhere with us. The quality of these bags is outstanding. The zips are strong and secure with the option to put a small lock on the bag for extra security. The design of these bags allows for maximum use of space within a lightweight bag, keeping the weight down for flights. The bags have a minimum number of compartments and a design that allows for packing cubes. So, when it came to planning for our trip, it was a no brainer. It was always going to be CabinZero. We bought two 42l Classic Pros and two of the 12l Adv Flight bags. My husband and I saw it as an investment due to their durability and likelihood that we will be using them again. We bought the smaller 12l bags so that we could use them as a packing cube inside the 42L, giving us the option for a day bag, with no extra weight. They also look fab and come in amazing colors. The RFID protection is a welcomed bonus also. What more can I say, I am a fan