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WayPoint 80
WayPoint 80 Posted: 4/18/15
Reviewer: Alberto Antenangeli from Kingwood
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought this backpack for a 3 week trip to Italy. First the minuses - actually only one: the backpack is kinda heavy. With that aside, this is an impressive backpack. First of all, the quality is outstanding. Second, it's very roomy and easy to pack. I really like the detachable backpack - I put my carry-on items there, but when I'm walking around, I carry only one piece of luggage with me. By the way, the backpack is very comfortable to carry. Having said that, this is a backpack, so don't expect to carry the world in it. If you need to take 10 pairs of shoes with you, this is not for you. I took a pair of shoes, one pant, two shorts, T-shirts, underwear, socks and personal effects, and had no issue fitting them in the backpack with creativity (e.g. putting socks inside the shoes, etc.). I loathe traveling with too much stuff, so this backpack is perfect for me.

Flare
Flare Posted: 4/11/15
Reviewer: Deb from Vermont
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The photos and video do not show all that is the Flare. Just when I thought the perfect pack does not exist, I found this one! I must have at least 2 dozen packs, including TNF Recon and Kelty Red Wing - yet I'm always on the search for the perfect one. This one is my favorite for school and for weekend trips visiting friends and family. The larger section has a slot for my laptop, a separate iPad slot (which I put in file folders and papers) and a mesh zip pocket (can be seen on video). Plus lots of space for books and clothes. The smaller section has loads of pockets - 3 open pockets (mesh) at the top (middle pocket fits my iPhone 6 plus) and pockets across the bottom (pen slots and 2 or 3 other pockets, made of nylon). Also is a zip pocket halfway down where I put items I don't want people to see when I open my pack. I have the blue and the interior is bright yellow-green color - easy to find everything. Another smaller fleece lined pocket is in the front at the top - the typical sunglasses pocket. Front stash pocket is stretchy and strong as well as the two side water bottle slots. The organizations and size are absolutely perfect for school. For hiking/trail - I have about 5 other packs I use depending on the size of the load I'm carrying. But this one is my absolute favorite.

Aether 85
Aether 85 Posted: 4/6/15
Reviewer: Mark from Ventura, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Many fine extra features. The zip closure to the entire pack is very handy. It fits a huge amount of gear and rides rather comfortably. The detachable top/fanny pack is a cool feature.

FlapJill Pack
FlapJill Pack Posted: 3/28/15
Reviewer: from NY, NY
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Attractive, high quality bag; just be aware, if you plan to stuff it with books and need it to open widely to put things in and out, you might be disappointed. The shape is streamlined which will make it flatter and less clunky for sure, but because it kind of telescopes a little on the bottom, it just doesn't expand for the books I need to carry. Would be perfect if you mainly carry a laptop and personal items plus maybe a couple of notebooks. Very pretty as well with great smaller pockets.

FlapJill Courier
FlapJill Courier Posted: 3/25/15
Reviewer: Katie G from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I absolutely love this bag! I wanted a bag that had no black for the summer/spring and it's perfect! Some bonus items to note - not bulky, changeable color straps and easy access pocket. I love the Zappos video feature, it really gives you the information you need to help decide to buy it or not.

FlapJill Pack
FlapJill Pack Posted: 3/15/15
Reviewer: from Raleigh, NC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great backpack! I was carrying my laptop and work things in a shoulder bag that was killing my back. With this backpack, the same load feels much more comfortable. I'm 5'3" and about 115 lbs and this is the perfect size for me. It's cute too and I've gotten quite a few compliments.

FlapJill Mini
FlapJill Mini Posted: 3/10/15
Reviewer: from St Louis
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Overall, I like this bag. The one drawback I find is that is does not have any exterior pockets and only a few interior pockets. It would not have been too hard to add a small pocket for keys on the outside flap. Anyway, I like how this bag works while worn crossbody. I find that it does not work as well on a shoulder. It is small enough that it stays close to my side and does not bounce around a lot. It holds about as much as a medium purse, and has a padded compartment for a small tablet. I have a 10" and it fits perfectly.

FlapJack Courier
FlapJack Courier Posted: 3/9/15
Reviewer: Sharon Hayes from Williamsville, NY
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I purchased this messenger bag with my job in mine. I am always out in the field and I wanted something secure durable and lightweight. This bag is the one. Love the compartments. The mesh on the front can sometimes be annoying because it is loud when you open the bag. I'm not mad though?

Beta Port
Beta Port Posted: 3/6/15
Reviewer: MJ from Orlando FL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Best bag ever. Carries my iPad and 13" laptop - tight fit, but it does it. Also my large sized girly wallet, two phones, pens and etc. Was afraid the look might be too casual but it fits fine with my semi-professional wardrobe. Love the body facing vents as I'm in Florida and that extra airflow really does help to keep me from feeling the bag is an extra heat layer.

Flare
Flare Posted: 3/6/15
Reviewer: KC from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought this bag two years ago from Zappos, and this review is long overdue. First, as a preface, I'm a bag snob - I have had several packs by good manufacturers and I've been through several messenger bags. This bag is my favorite in terms of comfort and multiple uses. I have a smallish frame (5'6"), and this bag doesn't overwhelm my body, but it does fit a ton of stuff. I use it for grocery shopping (including loading it with heavy stuff), and also use it for biking and walking all over. There are many, well-positioned pockets. The two side water bottles are well-designed - they actually fit bottles, plus for me they keep handy items (like cellphone or keys). Finally, when I walk all over and carry weight in the bag, my back remains pain-free. And, yep, it still looks good after two years.

Mira 34
Mira 34 Posted: 3/3/15
Reviewer: Molly Rupert from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is much better looking in person. I was worried about the brown - which was not very appealing on my screen. But it is a nice color, and I suspect that it will be a great color to hide any dirt. The men's manta colors are much more fun! The fit is wonderful, I am 5-2, 110 lbs. and I ordered the XS/SM. My girls say I am a 'survivalist' because I always carry everything - It is a good size but not too big. There are no straps on the bottom for a sleeping bag. The stash pocket - the reason I bought the 34 instead of the 26 - is great! I haven't used this water bladder yet, I have another Osprey with the water bladder and it works well enough. It's hot where we live and I bought it for the back vent...so far excellent. Next a trip to Yosemite for the Panorama Trail.

FlapJill Courier
FlapJill Courier Posted: 3/2/15
Reviewer: Diane from Jersey City, NJ
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I love the look and feel of this bag. The zippers are in the right places and the interchangeable straps are cool. The shoulder strap drop is only 15in. Even when it's hanging on my shoulder it only goes down to my hips. No way to make this cross body unless it's sitting on my shoulder blades. Bummed. Would've loved to keep it. If you're tiny, this is a great cross body messenger bag.

Flare
Flare Posted: 2/27/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

This is a great pack! The only problem I have with it is that the straps are set a little too wide and start to slide off my shoulders after a while. You can easily remedy this with the chest strap, but it's a little annoying. Other than that the pack is great and has perfect pockets and accessibility for everyday to trail use. The mesh on the front is really handy as well.

FlapJill Courier
FlapJill Courier Posted: 2/20/15
Reviewer: from upstate NY
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Purchased this bag as a birthday gift for son's girlfriend who just started a new job. She said it is a perfect alternative to briefcase -- fits her laptop and other files plus whatever else she needs for the day.

Farpoint 40
Farpoint 40 Posted: 2/14/15
Reviewer: Robert from So Cal
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

A great travel bag if you are going places where wheels are not an option. Not quite as big as a carry on, which also means it will fit under most airline seats.

Pixel
Pixel Posted: 2/5/15
Reviewer: from Portland
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

One of my best purchases, in any category, last year. I've used it on at least six trips of all lengths, and am just as happy each time I need it. Beautifully designed in every way: from the interior hidden back section (easily holds my 15" MacBook Pro -- guessing a 17" would be a snap), to the front flap zip (for iPad mini) to the low zip section for cords -- including a matching cord case -- to the interior 'wallet' area with a key clip, someone really gave this bag a lot of intelligent thought. Even with a bit of wear and tear it still looks new. It's balanced and comfortable even when overfull, doesn't bulge, and looks just a bit more elegant than usual. I am a woman, 5'6, 125 lbs, and when I need to use it while on business I don't feel like I look like a lost hiker (or 7th grader). I got the red, and it's slightly more of a brick red than appears in the photo. Very happy. Confirmed Osprey fan. Please give the designer of this one a raise!

Ozone 22
Ozone 22"/46L Posted: 1/28/15
Reviewer: J from Maryland
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love my Osprey Ozone bag, and I think it's worth the money! I've had it for about a year and a half now, and I've taken it many places, including using it as my carry-on for 4-5 day trips that I've had to fly to go to. The amazing lightness of this bag is my favorite thing about it. I'm a 5'3 female and have no problem lifting this over my head on the plane, and it's a breeze to take up and down steps or in and out of cars. Seriously, this feature cannot be beat. There's not a ton of organization available. The inside is a big space, and there's two pockets on the inside cover you can put small things in. There's also two pockets on the front to put stuff, but of course depending how much stuff you have in the luggage could effect how much goes in those front pockets. Also, there's a little zipper pouch at the top that is great for holding smaller things, like chargers. I loved this one so much that I bought the bigger one! I only wish it came in more colors. But you can't beat Osprey's warranty, so it's a no brainer!

Aura 65
Aura 65 Posted: 1/20/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This company is great! I use Zappos for over 5 years and never had issues. Fast delivery, easy returns. I would recommend Zappos to everybody. This backpack was bought for my daughter's Europe trip. She loves it.

Aether 70
Aether 70 Posted: 1/9/15
Reviewer: Sonia from Texas
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is a great pack. Well thought out and comfortable. It's so easy to adjust the shoulder straps and waist while still in mid-hike. Will never buy another brand!

Transporter 40
Transporter 40 Posted: 1/8/15
Reviewer: Charles McClary from Bloomington, IN
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I recently bought my first Osprey backpack and was very impressed with the thought that went into the design and features. So, when I saw this newly designed Transporter 40 (and needed a duffle) I decided to buy it specifically for an upcoming trip. This bag is a great size for 2-3 days of bike gear and enough room a week vacation trip (for me anyway). I used this as my only bag on a recent plane trip (week long) and it easily fit under the seat in front of me. The straps are intended to be backpack shoulder straps and they served this function well while I moved about. The shoulder straps are a bit narrow so if your contents were heavy the straps might dig in a bit. The strap length is adjustable. The additional pockets (both inside and out) were good size and placement for easy storage and access. The access to the bag is a U-shaped zipper making a panel for very easy access to the inside of the bag. The panel also has a zippered pocket that is mostly the full size of the panel. I was able to store my iPad there for easy access during the flight. The inside of the bag I received is kind of a neon green which made finding stuff in the bag much easier than if it were dark. This bag is equally as well thought out as the Osprey backpack I have.

FlapJill Pack
FlapJill Pack Posted: 12/28/14
Reviewer: from Elkins, WV
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Bought this as a gift for my granddaughter who is a senior in HS, planning to attend college. We were very happy with the quality and usefulness of the bag. It is very well made, well designed, and even included a safety whistle! Who knew?

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