Urban Ex 18 (Black) Backpack

$120.00
8 reviews 0 5 4.3
Our compact 100% waterproof Urban Ex 18 Rolltop backpack with lightweight Knurled Welded™ construction and integrated iPad® sleeve. Five-bar haul handles and Hypalon® MOLLE straps for versatility.

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$120.00

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LOVELY GIFT

Review by marvin

I RECEIVED THIS AS A GIFT FOR BIRTHDAY I BIKE IN NYC 2 A WEEK AND LIKE TO CARRY CHANGE OF CLOTHES OR GEAR. THE URBAN EX ROLLTOP I.M SURE IS VERY STURDY AND RAIN/SPLASH PROOF FOR DOCUMENTS CLOTHING OR ELECTRONICS. MY KRYPTONITE BIKE LOCK HAS A MOUNTING PIECE WHICH HAPPENS TO BLOCK IT OR MAKE IT IMPRACTICAL TO STORE WHILE RIDING ON MY CHROME BACKPACK. JUST A HEADS UP FOR THOSE WITH THE SAME LOCK. WILL STILL LOVE THE PACK WILL JUST STORE LOCK IN BAG.

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Very nice bag

Review by Roberto

First, I love this bag. Very strong pros -- extremely durable, welded seams, compact size, versatility; it is also extremely light for a waterproof bag and to my eyes, quite nice looking. Definitely fits with my style and doesn't clash with my urban/industrial/militant bike-sniper vibes. In terms of how this thing is constructed, it is almost overkill, which is just how I like things to be done. I have only two complaints, both with the design. The internal storage, while a nice gesture, leaves me wanting for slightly larger pockets for personal effects. The other, is that the main vertical seams on the sides of the bag are oriented toward the wearers' back. This may be hard to see in the product photos above, but careful examination of the side view reveals the seam running just in front of the side straps. when loaded, these seams tend unfold and dig into the wearer's back. I'm no backpack designer, but it may be possible to reorient the seam aft of the securing strap, and out of the way. This would alter the aesthetic slightly, however. Still, I recommend this bag for smaller capacity applications. It is an all-around workhorse that will not fail you.

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Favorite bag!

Review by V

I love this backpack. I've been using it daily for about a year and a half and it has withstood all kinds of weather, wear and tear, and been filled to the brim with miscellaneous items day in and day out. It's still in absolutely great condition and fits everything I need for a work day, day trip, camping trip, or weeks of travel. The back padding is comfortable regardless of how packed my bag is and the straps make for a comfortable carry and/or ride. I'd recommend this bag to all!

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Good Design

Review by Onika

Great design, waterproof, comfortable, outside loops are great for all size d locks. Been using this bag for almost every day and after one year the hypalon wore out on the inside edges where it folds, which might affect the waterproof abilities later. Other than that it looks pretty good. It might need some more pockets on the inside as you can easily lose small things inside and then have to take all the stuff out to find something at the bottom. Still an awesome, stylish backpack.

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This backpack is my warhorse

Review by maxmax

I love this bag. It has been my daily warhorse for about six months now. It fits a change of gym clothes, shoes, lunch, water bottle, book, headphones, my daily nick knacks, and u-lock on the outer loops. Fits my 13 in Macbook Air when needed as well. This bag could be slightly bigger; when buying things in Manhattan to take home to Brooklyn, I have to get creative to fill the space. But this bag never ceases to amaze me. It has a very minimal and utilitarian look that gets lots of compliments, is comfortable on bike and foot, and, most importantly, durable and waterproof.

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Make it wider please!

Review by shanshan

I use this backpack mainly for school, it fits all the books and folders I need, and a 13 inch laptop leaving a bit of extra space for a change of clothes but man is this bag narrow... If I'm trying to fit anything bigger than lets say 15", its gonna be tough to put it in here. A little tough to stack groceries in there too since the bag is so narrow, which results in a little bit of a real life tetris situation where you're trying to fit every nook and corner just to stack up the space (since there's no more space to go width + length wise. If this bag was 4 or 5 inches wider length and width, it'd be an amazing bag since it's super durable and waterproof.

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overall the bag is solid but not comfortable for wearing it for a long period of time.

Review by ebernezzy

Good backpack .. Not Great.. Very stiff and sharp corners make it uncomfortable on your back. Shoulder straps have sharp edges too! the outside webs are useless maybe a small nylon cargo net would be more useful. I made some modification to make it more ergonomic and comfortable. But it does its purpose to keep your objects dry.. Good for groceries..

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Perfect blend of waterproof, design features & low weight.

Review by DrEvilKraut

I live in the UK where it rains a lot so this is the bag for me as it's dry inside & out with less canvas to get a bit soggy after a torrential downpour than some of the other bags (though I also love my barrage). It is high on detail where it counts and minimalist where it doesn't resulting in a really light but rugged bag. It will just about fit a 13 inch laptop (though not in the iPad pocket which I then use for other things) and some other bits and pieces so I can even use it for work commute on foot/bike. Great to have the loops on the outside to clip stuff on incl. D-lock. The carrying handles are actually also really useful when I though they'd get in the way. I may need to get the 37 in the end to carry a bit more but this is my absolute favourite, dry, no fuss bag for everything. Will be interesting to see when, if ever, the hypalon and welds wear out. Really heavy abuse so far & looks like it's almost new......

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