A smart-looking and lightweight backpack ideal for business trips
Most backpack designers get carried away. In an effort to design the best backpack ever for the urban warrior, they too often pack-in extra pockets amid tough, heavy-duty fabric and end up with a functional bag that feels too heavy before you even put anything in it. Not so the Antler Stirling, which despite being highly functional – and with some unique design features – is all about being lightweight and compact while keeping its shape.
Antler Stirling backpack: design
The Antler Stirling is designed for business travelers. Measuring 41x30x12 cm and weighing 1.2kg when empty, the tough but lightweight polyester-made Antler Stirling can take 21 liters in its three compartments. The giveaway is that the middle section has a file divider system. There’s also a separate zipped, padded pouch for storing cables and other laptop accessories. Behind that, there’s another compartment with dedicated, protective areas for a tablet and a 15.6-inch laptop. Better still, it’s right behind the backpack straps for extra security.
Antler Stirling backpack: performance
In the use the Antler Stirling does really well. On a short overnight business trip, TravGear managed not only to get a laptop, headphones, gadgets, pens, and notebooks inside the Antler Stirling, but also a change of clothes in the belly of the main section. Although it’s not designed for overnight trips – hence the loop on the back for attaching the entire thing to the telescopic handle of wheeled luggage – it did a good job when packed full.
Antler Stirling backpack: conclusion
Comfortable to wear and able to keep everything thoroughly organized, the Antler Stirling is a smart option for business travelers going to meetings, conferences or just commuting.
Price as reviewed: £90