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With team members spread from Rhode Island to Oregon, the Knack team is made up of remote workers, and we use our backpacks to fulfill multiple functions.

Below, we've shared some recent press reviews of the Knack Expandable Backpack:

GQ Review of the Knack Pack

GQ review of the Knack Pack backpack

Writer, Carly Fisher, wrote this article on backpacks.  Here’s what she had to say about the Knack Pack:

“Don't judge the Medium Expandable Knack Pack on the relatively small size impression, because this pack is basically the inflating frog neck bubble of bags. With a quick unzip it expands to double in size from 17 liters to a max of 31 liters. That's enough space to fit up to three changes of clothes (or even more, if you’re an above-average packer). 

It’s small enough to fit under an airplane seat in case you want to travel light, or can pull double-duty for overflow lingering items that won’t fit in your carry-on suitcase. It's totally water-resistant down to the zippers so your valuables are be protected from the elements. Also, a 180-degree opening makes for easy access, along with lots of hidden pockets and zippers good for stashing everything from soiled laundry and shoes to a passport, wallet, and other essential small items.”

Spy.com:  The Backpack, Carry-on and Storage King: The Knack Pack Has Your Back


Knack Pack as a Laptop Backpack

Spy.com, is a discovery platform, connecting you with the latest tech, style, smart gadgets, and health and grooming staples you can’t find elsewhere.

Here’s what the Spy Editors had to say about the Knack Pack:

“It’s easy to see how a Knack Pack would be office-friendly, and an ideal companion if you’re headed to the library or coffeehouse for some reading or quiet-time work. But as a carry-on, it really shines. All three sizes have trolley sleeves to fit on your rolling luggage. Made of light yet durable fabric, the Knack Pack won’t add to your carrying burden. And once expanded even the small model will hold a weekend’s worth of clothes, while the large will hold as many as four outfits. And this in addition to your laptop and the rest of your normal backpack gear.” Read the article.

Digital Trends: The Best Laptop Bags for 2020

Digital Trends review of the Knack Pack

Writer, Tyler Lacoma, reviewed the Knack Pack for Digital Trends, and here’s what he had to say:

“The goal behind Knack’s expandable backpack is simple enough: Use the compact form of the pack around town. Then unzip a portion of the pack, and you can expand the space that the middle compartments have access to, making it much easier to pack enough clothes and supplies for a weekend trip (in our experience, there’s plenty of room in the compact version as well, so give that a try before expanding). In both versions, there’s plenty of room in a large padded compartment for a 15-inch laptop–now updated with sturdy metal loops for security options. Other compartments hide the shoulder straps and trolley sleeve options for when you need them.

But it’s all the other features that Knack has included on this updated version of the backpack that really make it useful. There’s a large array of pockets and compartments, including a felt pocket for more sensitive tablets/electronics, a water bottle compartment, a compartment for cords at the base of the pack, an extra-padded top compartment for sunglasses, and more. We especially like the triangular front compartment: It opens to reveal a carrying space and multitude of little pockets that are great for access in the classroom or office, but can also be used to hold IDs, business cards, passports, and documents during travel (RFID blocking on some included).” Read the article.

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