Check for it here (A full size backpack that’s comfortable!): Love 41 Wanderer’s Backpack!
It took me FOREVER to do this video! Why? Because I was struggling to find suggestions for Version 2.0 of this bag and, you know, I always have suggestions for improvement. This bag gave me a run for my money, it’s just about perfect the way it is! Here’s what I love about this bag:
- Comfort – Despite being a full size bag, it still manages to be a comfortable wear. They’ve added padding to the straps, the straps are just the right thickness and don’t slide off whether the bag is full or empty. Additionally, even if it’s empty, it still retains it shape, making for a comfortable wear because the leather is juuuust right.
- Security – This is really the main feature of this bag! Each opening has two options for closure – the zipper and a strap secured by a nipple rivet closure If you don’t need that kind of security, just secure the strap to the nipple rivet closure, but leave the flap hanging and then you just need to work with the zipper. Even the zipper placement on the main opening (bucket bag style), means that even if it’s fully open, nothing is falling out the sides the way it might if it was your traditional zipper opening on a backpack.
- Hidden Pockets – Two hidden pockets lie behind the two side zippered pockets. This means convenient access for phones, keys, hotel key cards or simple wallets.
- Organization – The size pockets (both zippered and hidden) take care of easy access items (wallets, pouches, cords, etc.). The main interior pocket has another pocket that features an open area as well as a zippered area – perfect for your passport!
- Size – I can fit their Saddleback 15″ laptop case in here! This bag is big, but floppy enough that if you don’t stuff it to the gills, it sinks down a bit, the perfect mix of not quite floppy, not quite structured. It looks just fine empty or nearly empty and how many backpacks can you say that about?
Version 2.0 Suggestions – Ok, there’s not much here, but here we go:
- Shoulder straps length – This bag generously accommodates multiple heights and if you’re on the shorter side, the excess strap might dangle at the bottom. Consider flipping the straps so the adjustment for length happens at the top so even if the excess length dangles, it’s not dangling past the bag and swinging around. You can also add a nipple rivet to the strap so that you can secure any excess to the strap itself.
- Open side pocket – This bag has plenty of options for keeping your items secure so why not sacrifice one zippered side pocket and substitute in an open pocket to hold your water bottle?
Really folks, that’s IT for suggestions and, you know, I usually have a ton of suggestions, even if I love the bag. Aaah the wanderer’s backpack, this backpack is such a nice find! I think you’re going to love it!