The Monolith Weekender from Heimplanet is one of my favorites because it is very durable and simple. Carries all your shit, and comfortably!
Build Quality:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Lining feels great. External fabrics are excellent. Buckles are custom made. Heimplanet make really great stuff.
Water Resistance:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
PU coating. Zips aren't sealed.
Internal Organization:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Laptop pocket, a couple pouches, MOLLE strapping to attach pouches inside and out.
Carry Comfort:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Don't know why, but this sucker is COMFORTABLE. At least on my 5'10" frame. The shoulder straps are excellent.
Doesn't Look Weird:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
In a world of more popular, trendy travel bags, this one is the real deal and it keeps that realness in its materials and aesthetic. Really love this bag, personally.
Extra Score:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent
Giving it an extra point just because it's honesty and values shine through really clearly.
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