Monday, June 24, 2024
Backpacking & Outdoors

REVIEWED: Solo New York Unbound Backpack

Tech stays safe with this good value urban backpack

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If you are the kind of traveller who needs a laptop when you get to your destination, then you could consider this simple, good value backpack that keeps your tech safe and easy to reach.

Solo New York Unbound Backpack: design

Measuring 19″ x 13″ x 9.25″ and weighing 1.96 lbs, the Unbound Backpack has four main sections, two of them specifically for tech. The build quality is reasonable, with a ripstop fabric used throughout, but don’t expect great style; this is about function, not form – it’s all mostly cheap polyester. The backpack straps themselves are fairly limp, and the back-panel is rudimentary. That’s not quite true; it’s only attached at the sides, so can be placed over the telescopic handle of a rollable suitcase for extra convenience at airports.

Solo New York Unbound Backpack: features

We like the strong grab handle on the top of the bag, as we do a couple of straps to squash the bag’s contents down. However, this backpacks main feature is its laptop pocket. Its zips open all away down both sides, so you can literally split the bag in two and see your laptop on one side and a tablet on the other. The empty central pocket is not much to speak of, but in a third area has spaces for smartphones and a strap to attach a keyring. Finally, a pocket on the front is provided for sunglasses and coins.

Solo New York Unbound Backpack: summary

Although we do like some aspects of the Unbound Backpack, specifically the grab handle, the easy-access design of the laptop pocket, and the hard plastic bottom that protects it in wet conditions, there is not much about this backpack to get excited about.

Price as reviewed: US$86.99

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