I got this pack a few weeks ago just before starting my global travels. Here are my thoughts so far:
First, let me just say, I do very much love this pack for the peace of mind the security features provide which are the whole reason I purchased it in the first place. I actually already have a great day pack by Deuter but setting out to travel the world I wanted something to make me feel more safe and this does that for sure.
The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is due to the lack of adjustment range on the shoulder straps. A good pack should allow the waist straps to carry most of the weight for you and once that’s in place you should be able to tighten the shoulder straps to a comfortable tightness. These straps have cushion all the way down basically to my waist and therefore I don’t have enough room to tighten the straps as they should be. That said, this pack is also not made in sizes so it’s a one size fits most situation. I’m 5’3” and a small build. This makes the shoulder straps loose on me at least when the pack isn’t very full or heavy but even then if the waist strap is used properly the shoulder straps aren’t going to be quite right on my smaller build. It’s a bummer and if I were the company I’d be looking to make some changes in this area if they are going to make a hiking/traveling pack it should be useful for all users.
It would also be great if the RFID pocket to had at least a couple of slots for credit cards and maybe a separate little…