If I understand correctly, the overlapping-pocket design was intentional - balancing the ultralight nature of the pack with the need for padding... by providing two short pockets, the wearer can put a light jacket (or Shop Bag) or maybe papers up against his/her back, as padding, and the shallow compartments keep the contents from sliding down away from the user.
("We want to point out a design feature we’re quite proud of: shingled internal pouches/compartments that, when packed with two pieces of clothing, say, a shell jacket and a fleece or sweater, effectively create a padded back panel. ")
I occasionally see one pop up on eBay...
can anyone comment on weight with say 28 oz water bottle?
I carried my 13" Retina Macbook Pro, some files, my keys, my iPhone and my Side Effect in the Daylight Backpack this evening.
I hardly knew it was there.
That statement may seem dismissive and insignificant at first.
But reflect on it for a moment.
The 13" Retina Macbook Pro sat inside a Cache, which sat inside the bottom pouch in the main compartment. Nothing in the top pouch. While the Side Effect could fit inside the top pouch, that would create a bulge at the top - where the Side Effect and Cache overlap. So the Side Effect sat at the fronet part of the main compartment - at the bottom. The files sat in between the bottom pouch and the Side Effect.
Inside the Side Effect were my wallet, earphones, a small flash light, and a small multitool.
My keys were in the diagonal front zippered pocket.
I love the bleu français. But I can't help think that I would love to see the Daylight Backpack made with 420d Parapack.
I have an old Osprey Daylite day pack, which is really nice and light and could hook directly into several bigger Osprey bags (notably the Porter 46 - which I don't own - and my big ol' "backpacking backpack", an Osprey Aether 70). When I feel like a small backpack for the day, or out travelling, I grab this guy since it has a fully padded back (very comfy), has light but surprisingly supportive straps, and is generally a pretty light bag. It does look like a small active person's bag (and it is very popular with trail runners). In the bag I generally fit about max 8 lbs of kit if I'm out travelling. This usually includes an 8" Windows 8.1 tablet (so much more functional than either an iPad Mini or an Android tablet), thin packable jacket, keys, wallet, pen, drugs and sundries, portable battery pack, and the heavy stuff; a camera insert with my Olympus E-M1, 12-40 f/2.8, and typically 1-2 prime lenses. If it is a less potentially photographic occasion, I swap the camera bag out for our RX100 (if the wife isn't already carrying it). I haven't done this, but if I'm really crazy, I think I could strap my carbon fiber (~3 lbs) tripod into the bag's external pull cords, even if that puts a lot of weight on the wrong side of the bag.
Now, I'm considering the TB Daylight as a less trail running looking backpack EDC for work, and both business and leisure travel. Obviously, scrap putting the tripod in or on the bag. How comfortable do you think the Daylight would be at about 8 lbs of load? I have a PCBP (Aeronaut), but it lacks any real structure and I find it sags awkwardly if you don't have a rigid load or pack it full. Are the straps the same as the PCBP in width?
Edit: Silly goose. Forgot to subtract the weight of the bag itself. The Daylite weighs about 1 lb, so in total the load is about only 7 lbs, for a total of 8. The Daylight weighs a few ounces less, but I think we're still in the same general ballpark. Is it comfortable weighing 8 lbs or so?
I might have to order the Daylight for a head to head comparison as well, though returns I think are a little harder from Canada and it might just end up being I'll have to convince the wife to use whichever Daylight/Daylite I don't personally want to use... (^_-)
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Well, so much for "On Backorder until Late August", this whole "under promise and over deliver" business ethos is completely spoiling me ^.^
Look at what arrived for me today!
Now before you start smiling and thinking "Blunder! This is the DLBP thread!", read on lol
Yep! It fits perfectly! Here's a pic of the DLBP on top of the S25.
And 1 more with the 2 side by side.
I think this is going to change the way I pack for short trips :)
And what's even better is that the S25 fits just fine!
Photos in the wild? Well I could try, but honestly don't know if I can pull it off without being institutionalized lol, how do you think people here are going to react if I started taking photos of a bag in Orchard Road? :P
Maybe when I take a trip with it overseas.