I'm in Tanzania with my beautiful new Smart Alec. The bag is perfect for me, but I do have a question. There is a small black plastic hook on the strap in front of my right shoulder when I'm wearing the bag. What is it for?
Oh, and just to let everyone know a this is the perfect travel bag for me! I have all that I need for three weeks, and could easily travel for months with this bag! I put my fleece jacket in the outside stretch band, my liquids in one side pocket with strap attached, and my other toiletries plus small hairbrush in other side pocket. I put extra shoes in the bottom, then medium packing cube of pants, shirts,sweater. In a small packing cube I put towel, socks, underwear, small travel towel. My camera is in the bag loose, and top zippered areas have charger, travel medications(malaria prevention, Advil, vitamins). My big cotton travel scarf is on top. I use it on plane as blanket, or at night for cool evening shawl. I carried packing cube with strap for all that I need on plane, so my iPad ended up fitting in there. I also had wallet, passport, cell phone, paperwork, Chapstick, etc. I got on each plane, took my scarf out of the Smart Alec, and put the bag overhead (it fit so easily)!
I then sat down with all that I needed in the small packing cube.
The best news is that the Smart Alec was so easy to carry. I'm 65, and had to rush from one end of the airport in Amsterdam to the other - no problem. This backpack is really comfortable! Take care, LauraA