Speakers on a backpack with a built-in amp? Multiple ipod and headphone hook-ups? What the hell else could you ask for in a bag?
This bad boy is my #1 airplane carry-on bag, and seeing as how I seem to spend more time on airplanes than anywhere else, take it from me...you just can't ask for a sicker backpack than this. I mean what other bag can you plug your ipod into in one pocket and your headphones in another and destroy your eardrums by running your beats from a control panel on the straps?
And if you're a true obnoxious rocker like me, you can leave the headphones out of the equation all together and just bump your loud-ass, obscenity-filled favorite tunes for everyone to hear through the speakers, which are also built into the straps. Nothing beats walking through a family-filled lodge at a ski resort blasting 'Why U Turn On Me?' by 2pac followed up by 'Get in the Ring' by Guns N Roses for all the grannies and pre-schoolers to hear...trust me.
My only gripe about this bag is that if you're cranking the volume at full blast out of the speakers they tend to crackle a little bit after a year or so of use, but I suppose that's my fault more than the bag's!
On top of the overwhelming number of badass audio features in this bag, it absolutely rocks (no pun intended) in terms of storage and durability.
At first touch the zippers and stitching felt a bit brittle to me, but I was pleasantly surprised that I've yet to bust even a single tooth after jamming this puppy full of gear for all my globe trotting adventures over the last year.
Inside the main compartment is the built-in amp that makes your tunes go extra loud, plus a neoprene laptop sleeve and a multi-cd holder that can double as a sticker or passport holder...because who buys cd's anymore?
In the front compartment is a nice mesh pocket to hold your wallet, condoms and other goodies you need to grab a moment's notice at a brothel in Southeast Asia, and below is a section designed to store pens, credit cards and sunglasses, so you have all the necessities to look extra badass when paying for the hotel room you just trashed. And on the front wall of this pocket is a big mesh bag that can store a host of other things, like chargers for all the teched out shit that you've surely got plugged into this bag.
On the front and side of the bag are a couple of additional and smaller storage spaces, with the one on the side being your main ipod pocket...also ideal for holding snus tins for your trip to Sweden, and the tall one on the front is perfect for a sawed-off shotgun...for your trip to the tribal region of Pakistan.