The Incase Range Large Backpack is by far one of the best commuter backpacks I have used in a while. This pack was inspired by the freedom of cycling and is designed for everyday excursions on foot or on a bike. When I first received this pack I was impressed by the large capacity of the main compartment. The specs said that it was constructed out of weather resistant material and the built-in cinch collar added additional protection for the pack’s contents from the elements. I am not going to lie–I was slightly skeptical that it could keep up with Florida’s notorious afternoon thunderstorms. Thankfully it has kept my computer and books dry on my daily commute through two tropical depressions.
I commute during the week taking the commuter rail system in South Florida and ride my bike or walk to and from the stations. The pack’s 26.5 L (1617 cubic in) volume was large enough to carry all of my books and computer, keeping me prepared to study anywhere I found myself. The computer pouch has ease of access with a side zipper, faux-fur padded storage, and enough space for a 17” MacBook Pro. It’s just enough luxury to make your other electronics jealous!
The back, shoulder, and sternum straps offer plenty of cushioning and stability to make the pack’s load feel just right on your back. I found that the pack stayed in place and keep me dry even if I had to make a mad dash to catch a train at the last minute.
Other features include two side pockets for your phone or iPod, a larger outside pocket that’s easily accessible, and other organizational pockets within the main compartment.
While the pack itself is large, it fits my 6’3” frame perfectly. Overall this is a great pack if you have a lot of things to carry with you, particularly college students wanting to carry all of their textbooks with them. The Incase Range backpack exceeded my expectations and I would suggest taking a look if you’re looking for a commuter or student backpack.
Thanks to the folks at Incase for providing this pack for review.