Chronic Consumer | Category: Bought it, Love it
Most backpacks available today are more or less the same. You can expect a couple of main compartments, exterior water bottle holders, and a laptop/tablet sleeve in almost every model. So when I recently started shopping for a backpack, I wanted something with a feature or two that really set it apart from the rest. I found it in the Nike Max Air Team Training pack.
This backpack comes in several different sizes, including Medium, Large, and Extra Large. I went with the Extra Large version because I plan to use it for lugging my workout gear (including clothes, shoes, and towels) to and from the gym. I couldn’t fit all that stuff in my last backpack, and ended up having to walk with shoes and a wet towel in my hands.
So besides the size, the other thing that drew me to this particular backpack is its “hydration pouch”. This is an insulated pouch at the front of the pack that is meant to hold a Camelbak hydration device or something similar. I’ve been using it to keep protein shakes, extra water, and even sandwiches nice and cool until I’m ready to consume them. So far it’s working out great!
This backpack cost about $60, which is reasonable for the size. I think I’ve got a good one here, and just hope it lives up to expectations for at least 2-3 years.