||65L Travel Rucksack (Optional 25L attachment)
||Adjustable back length (50-60cm)
||Cordura; Numinous Anti-Slash; Nylon 210D
At the time of writing (May 2015) the RRP are as per below …
- 55 litre backpack – £180.00
- 65 litre backpack – £190.00
What I liked
What’s not to like? The backpack looks great, was comfortable to wear and is packed full (no pun intended) of security features to keep all your belongings safe.
There was no need for padlocks owing to the TSA locks , and the fact that the shield protection dual combination locks allowed you to first secure the contents of the backpack, and then secure the backpack itself to a static weight – such as a bunkbed, gave total piece of mind.
Room for improvement?
Maybe the only thing missing from the backpack itself was a wet bag section of sorts, where you could store damp towels of swimming gear away from the rest of your clothes.
I understand that the price may leave some people questioning whether the backpack is really worth it, but I guess it depends on how much you value your gear. If you’re travelling with a macbook, iPhone, Cannon DSLR and other high values goods, £180.00 isnt a terrible price to keep them safe.
Will I use it again?
Would I buy one myself?
If I were going on another gap year, staying in hostel dorm rooms for weeks on end, I would most certainly buy one. Admittedly that decision is based upon my prior experience of staying in so many dorms with no lockers, or lockers that broken/faulty. Lucky for me, when I did take my gap year I didn’t travel with very many high value items. Nowadays it’s a different story though, so on that basis I could easily justify the backpacks price tag.
The chances of me going on another gap year are slim though, and as my future travel plans consist only of more weekend breaks and week long adventures which only require hand luggage, I might actually choose to invest in the 25L rucksack version rather than the 55L backpack. It comes with all the same safety features, so had I not already have in my possession the 55L backpack, I think I would most probably opt, owing to my travel style, for the 25L rucksack.
Either way I would invest in the technology, most definitely. The size of bag I would choose to purchase would be influenced by my travel style though.
Want one for yourself?
So this backpack is pretty great, I say that with hand on heart, I was seriously impressed!
So, I’m delighted to be able to tell you that I shall also be giving one of the Numinous anti-theft 55L backpacks away on this blog very very soon. I’m just working through Ts&Cs with the supplier now, but check back soon, or subscribe via bloglovin/RSS and you’ll see the competition launched in no time at all.
Best of luck to everyone who enters.
Bag supplied by the good folks at numinous-packs.com for this review. As always though, the opinions contained within this review are very much my own.