I use this product for daily commuting, walking and taking the bus. I bought it in too much of a hurry because my old day pack fell apart, and the outdoor store was nearby so I found this one. There were so many packs to choose from, and this one seemed like a good fit for me, but it is expensive. I like everything about the pack except for the price and the depth; the vertical height and width across the back are great, but the depth extending out from the back is too short for my liking. If there were another couple of inches of depth, I'd be extremely happy with this pack. When items are put in the outside front pocket (aqua shoes, for example), they encroach on the contents of the main compartment. I do wonder how long the fabric will last that touches the ground at the base of the steel frame, as pointed out by another reviewer. Could the fabric at the touching points possibly be reinforced with some Household Goop? With some gentle care, I think that fabric could last a long time. I will be taking a look at the Osprey Nebula: if it is a better fit for me, I may sell this one at a loss for something that works better. The Nebula is apparently not any deeper than the Radial 34, but without a steel frame, it may be flexible enough to allow for more storage. I love the comfort, the bright red colour, the sturdy frame and "kickstand", the height and width, the laptop compartment (which I use for books and a journal), pockets and smaller compartments, the rain cover, and the overall build quality. It fits my body well, so it is comfortable enough for commuting by bus and foot. But I think it is not a universal fit: if someone has a back that is too tall or too short, it will probably dig into the back or hips at the base of the frame, especially when commuting by bicycle.
Commuter by bus and foot
Victoria, British Columbia