Liv­ing in the sub­urbs, and com­mut­ing into NYC, you would think is easy.  It is, but it can also be a cum­ber­some task when you are schlep­ping a note­book, lap­top, file fold­ers, and EDC every day.  I also trav­el nation­al­ly quite a bit on busi­ness.  With all the “stuff” I was car­ry­ing, it got to be a bit heavy.  I have used to use a nice Coach leather brief­case,  I have tried mes­sen­ger bags, tra­di­tion­al back­packs, etc., and was just nev­er sat­is­fied.  So, quite by acci­dent I came across a video on some time ago dis­cussing the ben­e­fits of the Max­pe­di­tion Gearslinger Back Pack.  I took a clos­er look at it, and then searched their site a lit­tle more and saw the Kodi­ak Gearslinger, Max­pe­di­tion’s larg­er ver­sion of the one that was reviewed… I waf­fled for a week or two, but then thought, what the hell… I spent the mon­ey on the pack, and have not looked back since…

Now, why do I think it is the best?  Besides being the best I have found, thus far, I like the fact that I can swing the pack from my back to my chest and open it from the side eas­i­ly.  It holds the weight of what I put in it well.  It works well for hik­ing as well as the city.  It is just a good all around bag.  I think it is the per­fect com­muter’s bag in the sub­urbs, has molle straps, it is very high qual­i­ty, and high­ly rec­om­mend it.

Here is the video review that I first saw on the Sit­ka:

Here is a video review on the Kodi­ak Gearslinger:

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