“I dare you to touch my Ogio.” — Kilo, the German Shepherd
This is the first backpack I’ve had the opportunity to review. After reviewing thousands of dollars worth of technology, I though it was finally time to review something to hold all of these pricey luxuries in. So, in came the Ogio Bandit backpack review unit at my doorstep. Frankly, I was skeptical: it felt too light to be something of quality.
However, it’s a charming backpack, is waterproof, has dedicated slots of glasses, phones, pens, notepads, passports, up to 17″ laptops, car keys, and even a dedicated iPad/eReader/ultrabook slot. It contours to the spine and supports itself admiringly. Carrying 20 pounds of technology and books (something I don’t recommend on a daily basis; that’s just something I’ve done for the review) is no hassell, because the outline and straps of the Ogio Bandit reduces weight — at least that’s what I felt, but I’m told I’m a flexible 15-year-old, and after playing tennis for a few years at a tournament level (and now taking martial arts lessons) it can certainly be concluded to be fact. And despite costing quite a bit — $109.99 — if you’re serious about your spinal cord’s condition, or if you carry considerable loads of technology or books with you often, it’s worth the investment. Like, you’re only making sure to not cause yourself (possibly) irreparable damage to your spinal cord and muscles. Just saying.
But enough about your’s truly: the Ogio Bandit is a fantastic backpack. Plus, in the “fracture” color scheme, the red accents look really awesome. It’s nearly perfect, as I haven’t had any real complaints to mention of in my month-long test of it. And heck, both Kilo and I give it the “top pick” award.