Comments about the Forge Pack Tote Carbon Coated
I've been using a backpack while commuting on my bike for the past several years. As I started to drift away from a purely two-wheeled commute, I also began changing how I carried my bag. I originally wanted something akin to a smaller duffel bag, but it would have been a one-trick pony. With the Forge, I feel like I have the best of both worlds. Carrying it like a standard backpack is much more comfortable than I expected; the short profile keeps the bag away from the small of my back and keeps my shirt from riding up while riding or walking. Carrying it as a tote is a dream. The different closures make everything I need totally accessible at a moment's notice, and the open pocket on the front is the perfect size for my small u-lock. The side pockets are too narrow to fit my 1L water bottle, but they fit my 12oz canteen perfectly. The other pockets have been really great. The front zipper houses my phone, the laptop pocket holds my 13" and a note book, whereas my bullet journal, mechanical pencil, and ruler fit perfectly in the smaller interior pockets. The large interior compartment is super spacious, especially if I don't completely roll down the roll-top. The straps for the snap enclosures are both easy to adjust and sturdy; I have no worries about securing my goods. I absolutely, 100% recommend this to any and everyone that asks me about it.