Not quite the premium experience I was hoping for
I found myself looking for a new daypack at short notice due to an unexpected trip abroad. I needed something that would fit underseat in a plane and also be suitable for taking around with me on day trips - something that was on the small side, lightweight, and secure. It didn't take me long to settle on pacsafe as the brand, but I then spent hours agonising over which pack to choose! :D
One thing I noticed with the Eco 18L was the lack of comprehensive images of the pack, or video reviews. The larger version had much more information available, and I may have gone a different direction if I could have seen more of the 18L in use. But I plumped for it in the end, and maybe wish I hadn't done so now.
Anyway, my initial impressions were great. I loved the colour and the premium feel of the pack. It does look high quality, from the stitching to the quality of the zips, and the pacsafe logos. During use I really liked the following features:
- the Roobar for the main compartment is amazing, I got addicted to fitting the zips onto it! Could use my lock to secure it further.
- the little hole for the hydro tube was ideal for feeding a cable through from my power bank to charge my phone.
- I didn't think I'd use the sternum strap, but it did make a difference to the comfort and weight distribution. The adjustment feature is nice.
- the fabric strap to help secure the front pocket zippers gave me a nice sense of security that the pocket could be routinely opened from…