Topo Designs Klettersack TestMy love of backpacks began when I was a kid. Every year my mom would take me to get a new school bag and supplies. I remember getting excited to see what was new for the year, and find something that I thought was cool.
When I came across the Topo Designs Klettersack, these feelings returned. But backpacks are no longer for school use; now they provide the most optimal way for me to easily carry what’s needed while riding my motorcycle.And I knew the Klettersack would perform this duty with style. It had classic looks, a bit of a retro vibe, and there were plenty of color combinations to choose from. I decided on olive and eagerly awaited its arrival.When the bag arrived I was not disappointed. It has an upper zip pocket that is large enough to hold the essentials. The two slip pockets on the side are perfect for holding gloves and a water bottle. The inner section is bright yellow to ease finding things within the bag, and is separated into two compartments – one main, the other a laptop sleeve.It’s now been six months and I’ve put it through the ringer, both on and off the motorcycle. I’ve gone on countless fishing, surfing and camping adventures as well the casual beach concert or pool party. It can easily fit enough gear for a weekend getaway, or a blanket, six pack and some treats for the beach.Topo Designs is based in an eco-friendly, LEED certified building in Colorado. The company has become known as a brand focused on making high quality, made in the USA gear. Using materials such as weather-resistant Denier Cordura nylon, parachute cord, heavy duty zippers and natural leather lash tabs they have created a solid piece of work.I’m looking forward to more adventures with my Klettersack, and it definitely doesn’t hurt that everyone compliments me on its looks. My hats off to the guys at Topo Designs…I only wish this back pack was available during my school days…Topo Designs Klettersack Features:
Dimensions: 12″w x 19″h x 6″d
Volume: 1368 cu. in./22.4 L
Materials: 1000d CORDURA fabric outer with coated pack cloth liner.
Features: Natural leather lash tabs, heavy duty plastic hardware, heavy duty straps reinforced with seatbelt webbing, inner drawstring closure, laptop sleeve and zippered top pocket, side pockets for water bottles or additional gear.
Colors: Black, Duck Camo, Olive, Silver, Navy, Orange, Coyote, Red
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