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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.
Medium Expandable Pack
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I bought this to use for travel and school. I love all of the compartments and how it's waterproof. Overall great quality. I'm going to Japan in a couple months so that'll put the pack to the test. I'll update this review later after the trip.
Creative design, quality materials! If it holds up for a long time with daily use it will be a winner!
I think I debated getting this bag for 4-5 months for no other reason than I had been burned by so many other backpacks, but I will say I absolutely love this thing! You can fit a couple days worth of clothes in there, it feels very light on your shoulders and they look even better in person. I would highly recommend getting 1-2 packing cubes, I bought one and it worked WAY better than I expected it too. The only thing I wish they would add is more pockets in the front compartment that had zippers and a secret pocket area for a passport. I don't personally like the idea of keeping a passport in the front pocket. Aside from that everything works well! Oh and if you're like me and you need to have a water bottle at all times, the hydroflask fits perfect.
Got this bag for short business trips. Just used it and was easily able to fit 2 outfits, headphones, computer etc.. could really have fit another outfit as well. Appears well made and very functional.
Bought this recently to replace a swiss army bag. needed to upgrade my style to more professional. Very pleased so far with this. Already received several compliments. it is very well made. had plenty of room and looks great
The backpack is exactly what I need for all my work travel. The quality is great! Love all the pockets for access on the plane. I go to job sites and do not always want to put my stuff down, as it is a construction site, (dirty) the bag is comfortable even with a decent amount of stuff in it. I was looking a long time for the right bag to travel on airplanes for day trips, overnights, to the office and personal travel!!!
Not too big, not too small -just the right size! Love it for commuting to and from work and holding my shoes in the expandable section! I am only 5’2 but the back back size is not overwhelming on me and still holds all that I need (laptop plus!). I have yet to use it for travel but suspect I will not be disappointed!
I love the organization of the main compartments and the quality of the materials. The luggage compartment is ideal for daily commuting in the Southeastern US, when you need a warm jacket in the morning but not on the way home. Most of my thinner coats fit right in the luggage compartment without expanding it, but with the containment strap to keep it from getting bunched up and wrinkled like it did in the main compartment of my old bag. It also expands nicely for larger items. And the bag looks great too! Thanks.
This is exactly what I was looking for! It's a great size for my daily carry and fits plenty as a carry on when expanded!
I got the bag in a few days before a weeklong trip out of state. The pockets are well thought out. The triangle-shaped pocket on the front is a little odd but it definitely works well. The zippers are really nice and they hide well for the expansion. Speaking of the expansion! It can really hold a lot!
The one complaint I have (and it may be me being a bit foolish) is that the laptop compartment is supposed to fit a 15 inch laptop. Mine is a 15.6. I assumed there would be enough wiggle room that the 0.6 wouldn't be an issue, but it is. It is so tight that I couldn't get it to fit at first. I finally stretched it enough that it would go in but its like birth going in and out each time and the zippers scratch my laptop. So I don't use that compartment. I put my laptop in the main carry compartment.
Almost forgot, the little slot in the back that is for putting the bag on rolling luggage, it is too much for a full-sized luggage, the handle won't go through unless it is a carry on luggage with a longer handle.
Both of those points are really nitpicking.
I do really LOVE THIS BAG!
I am enjoying using my new back pack. I have been using it for everyday carry. It carries everything I need. I don't carry a laptop so I have put a sketch pad and fits perfectly. When I received I was in the middle of moving so used it to also carry some clothes and other items. It worked great. I am looking forward to my next trip in a couple of month only using my Knack bag as my carryon.
Large Expandable Pack
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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...
In my daily home >car>train>bus>office in a major midwestern city, this bag is perfection! I used to carry two backpacks for the office and gym, but not only does this bag replace them both for daily life, it’s easy for me now not to have to pack another overnight bag for a business trip or weekend getaway with the family.
It’s also the perfect balance of looks and function... I can easily carry lunch, shoes, workout clothes, a computer, presentations, water bottle and more in separate, organized compartments. The only thing I hate is I didn’t discover it sooner!
I have the Large Knack. I was worried that it might be too big for every-day-use. But it works great. This bag is slim enough for easy use to and from the office. It is not too bulky or unwieldy. It is slim, trim, and looks great. I actually keep one of the straps tucked away so that I don't have too much "dangling" from the bag. This is a feature I appreciate. The storage is ideal. The contrast fabric makes seeing what I need to find easy. My other bag was all black in the pockets, and I lost things all the time, and lost time rummaging for that battery or pen that I was in the depths of a pocket. The Knack's orange and white lining means that things are easy to locate quickly. The genius of Knack's design is that the exact same bag is perfect for my work when I travel. I travel once a month (about) for 3-4 days. I can hold the clothes I need in my Knack when it is expanded and have no additional luggage. I am 6'3" and 250 lbs - so my clothes take more room. I use the packing cubes (1 large, and 2 small cubes) which help use the space efficiently. I love this bag!
If one travels frequently, you realize flights today are almost always full. One bad storm at a major hub airport and you can be stuck for 2-3 days. I had such experience in 2018 where Thunderstorms caused us to divert and then fly into Chicago after the weather cleared a few hours later. I was flying from east to west going to Seattle. I got to the Seattle gate to find the flight had already taken off and I could hear the gate staff telling other customers they were sold out for 2-3 days. I saw the Portland OR plane was still there also delayed. An airline representative asked me if I had checked luggage and for once I did not. They said "run" and catch the Portland flight. I made my meeting! Had I checked luggage I would have been hosed.
This knack with my wheeled carry on is all that I need for 95% of my travels and it's perfect. I've got the older version with the waist strap which I think has been revised to a sleeve to put the knack over the handle of a wheeled piece of luggage. Both are great options.
The clothing compartment ensures I always have a spare shirt + trousers + socks and 1-2 sets of clean drawers just in case my wheeled bag does get checked and not arrive, or if I stupidly stain a shirt or something in the middle of an actual day. Ever step in a big puddle on a work trip and wish you had a spare dry set of socks with you? Now you can! Ever fly somewhere HOT AND HUMID and wish you could do a wardrobe change? Now you can!
All the pockets allow me to keep all the stuff needed in proper places where I can actually find them when I arrive. The Knack looks like a quality piece you'd expect at a high end shop. It's very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. In the end we bought a second as the first one went to college with our son and so I got another one for myself.