Designed with every day in mind, this bag is perfect for a commute or a day trip outside of your hotel.
- On your back.
- On the front or back of the 42L backpack w/g-hooks
Fantastic Bag for Business Travel
I know this isn’t necessarily the intended use of the bag, but this little bag is everything I wanted in a business travel backpack. I travel weekly for work, and needed something durable and professional-looking that fit my enormous work-issues laptop, had a luggage slip on the back to prevent my bag from falling off my carryon, was small enough to fit under the airplane seat without restricting legroom, had a clamshell opening for easy packing, and a water bottle pocket. This is the only bag I found on the market that fit the whole bill, with the exception of the Aer Flight Pack (except the Gravel Daypack looks better!). The only issue I have with this excellent bag is that when you have an enormous laptop in the laptop compartment, it’s functionally impossible to utilize the organizational pockets in the laptop compartment. I don’t see a way this could be fixed, but just something to be aware of! If you have something like a MacBook that is nice and slim, this isn’t anything to worry about. A fantastic bag, and would love to see more products from Gravel in the future!
Hi Adam! Thank you so much for this detailed review! The feedback is fantastic!! We are so glad you have been able to get such great use out of your 11L bag!! Safe Travels on your next work trip! -Caitlin
One minor issue
Overall it is very useful fora bare essentialls day/tech bag The only issue I have is the unclipping straps, I had to ad some tape for how easily they detach. I'm not opposed to day bags having a briefcase mode, but it might be good to have some spring clips so they only detach when you want and need them tucked away
Hi! Thank you so much for the feedback and great idea!! I will be passing this along to our team! -Caitlin
Great Day Pack
The pack looks small on the outside but has plenty of room for everything I need to go about my day. Chest strap is weirdly high, and the buckles that hold the shoulder straps occasionally fall off when I'm not wearing the bag, which is a minor annoyance.
Hi David! Thank you so much for the feedback! We truly appreciate it and are glad you've been happy with your day bag! -Caitlin
Great distribution of weight
Loaded this daypack during a trip to Pike Place Market in Seattle. Loved it! Super comfortable!
Xanthea! What a fun place to visit! That's so sick!! Glad you enjoyed your bag. :D -Caitlin
Not made for smaller people or women - Return
This bag initially looked like a great buy. The construction is very good. It seems durable and the compartmentalization is great. I really like that the bag will lay flat when open. I like that there are multiple ways to carry this bag. I like that this bag is carry on approved. I will have to return this bag though. The bag is actually larger than I anticipated. The pictures online are deceiving. I have 20L bags that have a much smaller footprint from deuter and osprey. My main issue is that there isn't a way to change the height of the chest strap easily. The placement of the chest strap that the bag was set up with is too high. the chest strap sat right under my neck on my collarbones. The elastic on the chest strap makes it too thick to force into the loop of the daisy chain. The shoulder straps also don't cinch down enough to be close to my body or use this backpack ergonomically. This backpack and I'm sure the larger backpack are made for the average sized man. It is not made for smaller people. For reference, I am 5'2" and I typically wear extra small shirts. I am not sure what Gravel tried to ship my bag and carabiner in, but it was not secure and my package was tampered, opened, and I did not receive my carabiner.
Hi Christina! Thanks so much for the feedback! Sorry your bag was not a better fit for you! Also please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can get that carabiner to you! -Caitlin
• 42L Carry-On Backpack
• 1 Long Divider
• Tan Gravel tote