Aug 302005
 

The old backpack had started to show its years, so it was time to retire it with full honors and upgrade to a new one.

Turned out to be far from trivial effort. There’s dozens of variants in the market. Most of a bad shape, lacking a large enough number pockets, plain unergonomic and fragile, or festooned with an unsightly number of straps, clips and drawstrings for some undescribable extremesporting purposes.

Finally settled on yet another Dakine pack. Sturdy, seemingly waterproof and comfortable. A separate laptop-pocket was definite evolution from the previous model, as is a cord port for the ipod. Good backpack, horrendous website – all done in flash, and proudly breaking majority of design rules at it…

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