The bag, like the pictures show, is the sweet spot between too small or big. As a run around day bag it is perfect. The quality of materials get a score of 10 on a scale of 1 to 5. It’s sits against your body comfortably- if sort conforms to your side. Amazing product!
This is hands down the best and my favorite. Good for everyday carry holds everything I need and still has room. Very well made I can see this lasting for years to come. Matter of fact I put it in my will for my nephew. A friend took pics of the different ways you can wear this bag. I am 5'4 so this gives you an idea of how it fits. It lays flat to the body which I really like. No matter which way you wear it you can easily get into it without taking it off, this is because of the position of the zipper. The zippers are smooth and easy to use, pockets are placed just right. And the front closure with the gold clasp can be adjusted to make more room so you can put a jacket or shirt through there. Great job Frost River, keep up the good work.
I just got back from a two-week trip where I used this bag as my essential carry bag. Overall the pack was very comfortable to wear and served it's purpose, but I don have two gripes:
First, the zippers are rattle a lot as you walk and are pretty loud. This was a pretty easy fix on my end with taking some paracord to make some zipper pulls and that quieted them considerably.
My other gripe is that I wish it was a little bigger or that it had the ability to expand depth-wise off your back. A raincoat, sunglasses, readers and a small water bottle pretty much filled the main pocket up and there were a few times I picked up something as I was out and I had to carry it on its own instead of being able put it in the pack.
This sling looks and feels different from most other sling bags out there. It has a very "rugged adventure" vibe.
I liked the wide strap. I liked the array of pockets. It keeps a slim profile even when loaded. Very lightweight.
My only complaint is that the zippers jingle ALOT. That can be remedied with some simple hacks if that bothers you. It's not really a dig at the product itself as the quality feels sturdy and well made. It usually sits up by itself. And works great as a sling or a simple over the shoulder bag. Definitely recommend if a sling bag is in your wanting....
I've been using this pack on a daily basis going on 6 months now. I just needed something smaller to bring to work. I didn't want to go larger because then I would pack it full of unnecessary stuff. I'm very happy with the Jay Cooke pack! Perfect size and has held up great so far. I would highly suggest it. GREAT job Frost River!