Osprey’s women’s-specific FlapJill pack is a stylish way to keep all life’s essentials close at hand. Made of a soft but durable poly-spun fabric, this pack has it all.
Go ahead and fill it up with gear for the whole day. The mesh shoulder harness provides comfort and the mesh covered foam backpanel allows airflow. The webbing hipbelt is removable to adjust to the load.
Unclip the single buckle flap to the main compartment and quickly access your electronics that are safely stored inside 15” laptop and tablet sleeves. On the outside of the pack, there’s a full-length zippered side pocket and a side water bottle pocket to keep your whistle wet. There’s another zippered slash pocket under the top flap for small items.
Reflective graphics and a blinker light attachment increase your visibility in low light.
I bought this pack originally looking for something I could use to transport my laptop and sundry items between work and home on days I chose to bike. My route is through the forest and can be muddy. This pack is so nice looking that I didn't want to muck it up, so it quickly became my everyday pack for driving to work and business travel instead. It fits so much stuff in it that I call it my portable office. The side zip pocket fits my laptop's power pack, power adapter and mini speaker; while the mail compartment easily fits my laptop (12.2"), spiral notebooks, computer headphones and other odds and ends. The bottle holder on the side is also useful for mini my umbrella. The smaller zip pocket fits my wallet, phone, glass case and pens. When I'm visiting HQ, I just carry the backpack between meetings rather than juggling computer, phone and notebook. I've traveled heavily by car, train and plane with this bag for two years now and it still looks great inside and out. (Mine is black with turquoise lining.) I was skeptical originally of the fact that items in in the large compartment are only secured by the flap and one strap, but it closes tightly and I've never had anything fall out. The smaller zippered compartment has a handy key chain holder. And the top handle conceals another small zippered pocket for quick access to my office badge.
I wish I could do a commercial for this bag!
I had the original FlapJill and Osprey replaced it after it wore out. (Some students have too many books!) The new version is even better. There are many compartments to stay organised and all the zippers for them are high quality. The single buckle is easier to open. The shoulder straps are far more comfortable than any other backpack I've tried. I highly recommend Osprey to friends and family, and their guarantee makes it an easy choice.
This is my second Flapjill pack, after my first--an older model--was replaced by Osprey (thanks, guys!) when it started to show premature signs of wear. Though this newer model is definitely a little heavier than the last pack, I love that it is extremely durable. It has held up to daily use from my commute (via bike or on foot) in town, to overnight trips, to flights around the world, to hiking and collecting mushrooms as I wade through dense forest. It does well in the rain, thanks to its construction and materials. My fuchsia pack--striking but professional, I think--still looks like new! I initially settled on this backpack because I am a smaller woman with a shorter torso, and I am extremely happy with the way this pack fits. While it could easily be adjusted to fit much taller women, the bag on its smallest settings fits me perfectly. The chest and waist straps help to distribute the load when I'm carrying many books and my computer, or a heavy load of water on a long hike.
I only wish that Osprey had kept the whistle function on the buckle that was part of the last model. I thought that was an excellent addition and I do miss it on this pack.
My Favorite Pack for Work
This is my go to pack for my weekday adventures to the office and around town. I have the Desert Tan and love the cyan blue interior lining, as it is easy to find what is in the bottom of my bag. I was worried the Desert Tan color would pick up dirt easily but it still looks like new 3 months later. I also love the fabric, it looks classy and has a nice feel to the hand. I walk to the library often and carry a small Chromebook with me, the pack carries extremely well with the added weight. The shoulder straps do not bind or dig into my shoulders. I decided to take the removable webbing hipbelt off but like the option to utilize it later if needed. I love this pack so much I bought my husband a FlapJack Pack (he really likes his as well).