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When we started Knack, we focused on creating backpacks that freed people from carrying multiple bags at the same time. Since our launch, we’ve heard from hundreds of people who love our concept of One Bag Life® and who also give us great feedback on how we are doing. Their honest comments help us to continue creating game-changing products and customer service. Because we find reviews from Knackpackers to be so helpful, we thought we would share them with you as you think about whether One Bag Living is right for you.
Expandable Pack Reviews
Large Expandable Pack
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I got this bag based on a suggestion from a memeber of a Stage lighting group. I was looking for a bag that could hold my large laptop and its peripherals, a change of clothes, and tools or my school books or whatever miscellaneous things I might need. The backpack succeeds in doing all that. Ive used it as a suitcase/travel bag for when I went on a short vacation, I've used it to hold my computer and desk stuff as I was moving into my apartment, and I've used it as I've gone too and from classes. It work great in all those applications and the straps are nicely padded so there was no strain on my shoulders.
My only issue is there are not as many pockets as I would like and the main pocket is just a tiny bit smaller than I would like (still fit my roughly 18" laptop). However, I was able to remedy these issues by using the suitcase pocket in the back.
Overall it is a great multipurpose backpack!
This is my second Knack bag. My first was extensively used during a family vacation across Europe last summer. My wife and kids loved the bag so much I decided to get another in a different color/size for myself. The pouch at the bottom is great for cables and charging cords. Love the water bottle pocket as well, it works for so many things. A quality bag. Worth every penny.
I got this Knackpack when I started my MBA at the Wharton School. I didn't realize what a cool pack it was until I started using it. After a year of traveling across the country for work and class, it still looks brand new. It has been rained on, thrown under airline seats, and stepped on in the classroom. I literally carry it every day, but you'd never know. It holds its form well, protects all my stuff, and has the perfect amount of space to pack for a workday (when not expanded) or a three or four day weekend (when expanded). The backpack that is changing the backpack. Great job, Knackpack!
Great travel backpack. It’s more than I could have possibly wanted. Shout out to Bradley @stuffandthings on youtube for the review which led me to this amazing backpack
I purchased this back pack because there was an option of sizing. As a big man myself I always look funny wearing a backpack that was too small. Having the ability to have a large size it really made wearing it comfortable plus the workmanship of this back pack is unbelievable. From the zippers to the shoulder straps everything is so right and is very sturdy. Lastly the compartments were constructed in such a way that I can carry everything without having to use a carry-on rollaway type case when going on weekend trips. I urge any avid traveler or business professional to get one of these back packs.
I had purchased a medium sized knack pack about four months ago. As a whole, I love this bag for certain reasons:
1. The knack pack could make a well balance of daily work use and expansion of size when I have day out with my baby.
2. It could keep the supere sleekness even I put lots of things inside it
3. Well designed compartment no matter for daily work or baby caring. I used the bottom compartment to put wet tissue, soft pad and some diapers. It quite convenient when my baby has to change diaper
Two points for your consideration of improvement:
1. The key buckle was quite inconvenient to access when I have to take it out or if the main compartment was near full. I suggest to rearrange it at the top of the bag or may be inside the water bottom compartment.
2. It would be perfect for me if the shoulder strap could be hide inside the back of the pack and another handle could be built in either side of the bag which could change to a brief for business. Just like the Forge pack of Black Ember. For consideration of maintaining the sleekness of the bag, the handles (both on top and at the side) could refer to the Evergoods CPL 24. It makes a well balance of sleekness and function of the handles.
This bag is amazing! I am a pedestrian commuter in Boston and was so tired of lugging work backpack and gym bag a mile each way every day. The Large Knack bag solves it all. I can expand and fit full business clothes, shoes, etc for the gym and still carry all of my business essentials (laptop, files, cords, water bottle, lunch, etc)! Recently went overseas, and this bag was fantastic, fits under the seat when not expanded and so lightweight. Love, love, love......
I have owned many, many laptop bags from the likes of eBags, Briggs + Riley, and others. This is the first backpack I've had that combines great looks with great functionality. There are just enough organizational pockets, the ergonomics are great, and it travels well. And if I overstuff my carryon suitcase, I can open the expandable section of the Knack Bag and throw my jacket or extra clothes in there. This bag is a winner.
I bought this for my super picky husband who wanted an extra backpack for his gaming laptop when he has international trips or family travel so he can bring his gaming laptop as well as his work laptop. It has so much room he can actually fit both in the backpack along with the large iPad and all the charging cables. He doesn't need the work laptop bag unless he has a meeting. There's also room for clothes and it looks good! I love when function marries great design.
I bought the large because the medium was just slightly too small for my laptop. I’d love to see the medium be able to accommodate a 15.6” laptop. But about the large bag, it’s good with just a couple flaws that keep it from being a great bag.
First the things I like...I like the cable garage at the bottom of the bag. Keeps my laptop charger out of the way and in its own place. I like the water bottle pocket and how it expands inward. The interior space is plenty big enough to handle all the things I need to carry even with a water bottle in the pocket. I like the sunglasses pocket that also has a spot for easy access to gum/wallet/boarding pass/etc. I haven’t used the expandable section of the bag yet but it looks to be big enough to handle at least a 2-day trip comfortably.
The things that keep this from being a great bag are the front triangular pocket and the tablet sleeve inside the main compartment. First the triangle pocket...the only compartments inside this pocket are 6 business card sleeves. Nobody needs that many business cards and those pockets are not deep enough to store anything else useful in them. I’d love to see a complete redesign of the front pocket with a couple pen holders maybe a small zippered pocket and then some deeper pockets that could hold flash drives, ear bud cases, charging bricks, chapstick...things if that sort. Secondly, the tablet sleeve is low in the bag or too short. Every time I try to just slide a book in to the main compartment, it catches on that sleeve and doesn’t just slide in neatly like it should. I would flip the zippered pocket and the tablet sleeve and put the tablet sleeve at the top of the main compartment and the zippered pocket at the bottom. There’s already a zippered pocket at the top of the main compartment on the other side, you don’t need two that are that easily accessible.
All in all, it’s a good bag that does what I ask. But I’ve had to buy some organizers to go along with this bag to make it...