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Thread: Snarky Nomad--rave review of the A30

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    Snarky Nomad--rave review of the A30

    Snarky Nomad is one of my favorite travel blogs. I just love his special brand of humor (well, sarcasm!) and he does great reviews. He's previously chosen the Synapse as his favorite backpack and now--just 4 days ago on January 11th--he posted a really nice review of the A30. See it here: So this is probably the best duffel bag for frequent air travel I agree with his points--it's an awesome bag all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly View Post
    Snarky Nomad is one of my favorite travel blogs. I just love his special brand of humor (well, sarcasm!) and he does great reviews. He's previously chosen the Synapse as his favorite backpack and now--just 4 days ago on January 11th--he posted a really nice review of the A30. See it here: So this is probably the best duffel bag for frequent air travel I agree with his points--it's an awesome bag all around.
    Thanks for sharing.His S25 review was just as well-done. Add both to "External Bag Review" thread/category?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roarmouse View Post
    Thanks for sharing.His S25 review was just as well-done. Add both to "External Bag Review" thread/category?
    Good call! And: done. :)
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    I thought it was a good review, but I think he felt like he had to come up with a 'negative' as part of the review, so threw in the 'no dedicated laptop compartment' stuff. But of course I think it's a Postitive that there's no dedicated laptop compartment. If you aren't carrying a laptop, then the padding is a waste of space/weight. Much better to add your own laptop pouch when - and only when - you are carrying a laptop.
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    Thanks, Darcy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K9TB View Post
    I thought it was a good review, but I think he felt like he had to come up with a 'negative' as part of the review, so threw in the 'no dedicated laptop compartment' stuff. But of course I think it's a Postitive that there's no dedicated laptop compartment. If you aren't carrying a laptop, then the padding is a waste of space/weight. Much better to add your own laptop pouch when - and only when - you are carrying a laptop.
    I had the same thought.You beat me to posting it.

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    Great review. It made me that much more excited to take my new Black Dyneema/Wasabi A30 on its maiden voyage this weekend. I am heading to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. I am determined to travel light with only a carry-on, and I think the A30 will be perfect. I had an A45 in the past, but after a back injury it became too much for me to carry. I practice packed the A30, and the total weight came in at 15 pounds. I think I can get the weight down even lower, with some more careful consideration of what I'm packing. I really like the compartmentalization of the A30; enough organization but not too many compartments. I have a Tri-Star too, which is a great bag, but it has too many compartments for my organizational style. I like to be able to open up a bag and easily see my stuff.

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