I have to admit that I am a recent covert to the back pack (or rucksack, if you are pretentious) craze. I resisted. And I am sorry for that. After years of hauling a large tote, my shoulders thank me for the switch to a backpack. But I will admit that the reason it took me so long is that is hard to find a good backpack that looks fashion forward and yet is well made (and comfortable to wear). There are lots of sporty bags out there that are made for performance and not style. And sure, every designer now makes a $$$$$ backpack but they are often not that comfortable. I had all but given up hope until my friends over at YNOT save the day.
Enter the Tuck N Roll. This backpack is fully waterproof and features a number of performance-based features, including full-zippered roll-top closure and floating ripstop liner, which expands to allow you to carry all your gear on the go. It also has a weatherproof laptop sleeve which makes it way easier to pull out your computer when going through airport security. The bag also includes an expanding front pocket with YKK AquaGuard zipper, breathable mesh backpad, comfort-optimized articulating shoulder straps, and durable sternum strap for increased stability when hauling heavier loads. Further, it is all made in Canada.
I opted for the an all black number with leather detailing that is part of their Select Series. It retails for $279. But other options start at $219
- Large main compartment with water repellent zippered closure
- YKK AquaGuard® water-resistant zippered suspended 15″ laptop sleeve compartment for quick laptop removal (can also be used as hydration pack compartment)
- Front strap expands or compresses to suit various loads
- Expanding front loading pocket
- Exterior water repellent zippered pocket
- Internal foam back-pad
- Removable sternum strap
- YNOT Swoop system compatible (Internal fasteners to secure Vertical Swoop Laptop Sleeves, etc)
- 1000D CORDURA® outer layer, North American Milled
- 400D Diamond Ripstop Nylon suspended liner, 100% urethane coated
- National Molding™ hardware, North American Made
- YKK Aquaguard® water repellent zipper, North American Made
- Shoulder straps & back-pad includes non-absorbing closed-cell foam and Air Knit material
- Sewn with no. 69 nylon thread
- Bartacked for reinforcement
- Made in Toronto, Canada. Lifetime warranty.