After 10 years or so of use, my Civita Day Pack is starting to wear through on the front pocket, where it drags on the floor when you set it down. Who'd have thought that a light weight, economical day pack would last this long? Narry a failed seam or a broken zipper. Even when I've loaded it down with half a case of wine, 20 pounds of books, or a smoked ham.
This day pack has served a variety of purposes. For 2 or 3 days trips, it's big enough to act as my only piece of luggage. When I travel, it's been my laptop toter. It's joined me for 8 weeks of travel in Europe over four trips, and countless trips across the US. It's my hiking pack for day hikes. And it generally acts as my guy purse while I'm traveling.
The variety of pockets and pouches makes it convenient to use. Things I want easy access to, such as water bottles or a travel pack of Kleenex, go in one of the web side pouches. The stuff the TSA wants to see goes in a pocket separate from everything else I've packed. In preparation for a trip throughTSA screening, small electronics, car and house keys, and a pocket compass go in another pocket. The main section easily handles computers, jackets, a few days of clothes, wine bottles, or a pair of steel toe boots. Or a combination of those items.
Overall, the Civita Day Pack is highly functional, appropriately sized, and pretty near bomb proof.
Well, gotta go. I need to order my new Civita Day Pack. I'm going for graphite gray this time.