*Note* I'd give this 3.5 if it was an option.
I love everything Bearbottom makes, so I was incredibly excited to see they were making a backpack. I'll start with the good, the actually exterior material of backpack is awesome. You can tell it's durable and would work well for all weather conditions. My biggest issue is that for an $85 backpack, there's little to no features, it's basically a giant sack. The straps feel cheap (in comparison to the backpack material), there's no stomach buckle strap (though there is a chest strap) and there's no side pockets or any customization inside the backpack (like a laptop sleeve). It's just a big sack. I think with a few minor changes, this backpack would be awesome. With that said, this thing would be 10x more ideal with a stomach strap, I ride my bike all the time and would love to use this for grocery shopping, etc. as the "boxy" design makes it easier for storing things as opposed to a traditional shaped backpack. I'd even use if for camping if there was more features.
Dylan, we appreciate your feedback and will pass this over to our product development team! Thank you for your review!
Would %100 buy this, but the proud logo doesn’t do it for me. It’s a bummer. It’s the ideal size, right look and material. Main compartment is water proof! Maybe black duct tape over the name or black seal paint?