Arcteryx Blade 20 Backpack
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Arcteryx Blade 20 Backpack

Arcteryx Blade 20 Backpack is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 10.
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Product Description Item No.   10281163

The Arc'Teryx Blade 20 Backpack is a laptop backpack for work and travel. The pack loads from the side, like a messenger bag, with a padded compartment against the backpanel for your laptop and an additional sleeve for a tablet or e-reader. The second zippered compartment has plenty of empty space, whether you're throwing in extra books or an extra long sleeve. The front pocket has internal organization, with an additional zippered pocket for keeping track of tiny items. A stash pocket for your phone at the front and a discreet backpanel pocket hides your passport. Durable fabric with a clean look and comfortable dual density shoulder straps to make it from point to point.

FEATURES of the Arcteryx Blade 20 Backpack

  • Side loading access with dual handles top and side
  • Dedicated padded compartment holds and protects laptops up to 15 inches, has additional sleeve for a tablet
  • Internal organizer pocket includes a secure zippered pocket and a quick-stash pocket with a cable pass through for charging on the go
  • Thermoformed padded back panel adds comfort
  • Dual density shoulder straps conform to the body and disperse heavy loads
  • External stash pocket with key clip
  • Discreet pocket in the back panel ideal for stashing passports and travel documents
  • Front pocket with organization slots
  • Internal sleeve compartment for tablet computers
  • Top and side grab handles
  • Access and organization are key design components

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Fabric Details: 6,6 plain weave
Pack Fabric: N630p-HT Nylon
Pack Pockets (+ main compartment): 3
Weight: 43.7 oz
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Suspension / Stays: Foam Panel
Gender: Mens
Features: Organizer Panel, Laptop Compatible, Sternum Strap, Tablet Compatible, Water Bottle Pockets
Best Use: Work and School, Commuter Cycling, Travel
Pack Capacity: 20 Liters / 1220 Cubic inches
Holds Laptop Size: 15 inch
Pack Access: Side
Frame Type: Frameless
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great updates from the previous version. This new version is much lighter than my original Blade. The best new features are the interior zip pocket to hide a change of clothes on business trips, just in case your luggage is lost. The side handle is much easier to maneuver in airports. The full zip opening makes it much easier to access your stuff, and find little things hiding at the bottom. The fit and comfort on your back is outstanding compared to fashion or luggage brands. I have used on several trips and highly recommend the Blade.
Date published: 2015-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality As you'd expect from arcteryx, this is a top quality item. I use it to stow my 15" laptop, an iPad, and a GoPro camera, along with their cables and chargers. The materials and workmanship are great. There is a small pocket for keys/cellphone, etc. with its own external zipper, allowing you access to these items without having to open the backpack. It would be nice if it were waterproof, and if there was a way that allowed one to remove the backpack straps completely/convert to a messenger style bag. With the backpack straps stowed, it makes for a handsome briefcase for business use. Arcteryx is the gold standard
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Replaced my shoulder bag At first I wasn't sure about this bag. But I ended up buying it and loving it. For work I used to be in the field so I got used to carrying a big bag around with lots of stuff (and sometimes redundant stuff) around. "Two is one, one is none." Now I've taken a management job so most of my day is spent doing presentations for directors, etc. I now go to work by subway and I have to look the part. So I started carrying a leather attache case with me. I carry a large notepad, important files, a lunch container, a Goretex shell (in case of rain since I walk home), water bottle or Kleen Kanteen (for my morning coffee), headphones, my personal cell phone, and my work cell phone. Again, "Two is one, one is none". Of course this has made my shoulder bag really heavy. To stay fit, I also stand during my entire subway ride (45 mins each way) and also walk to and from the station (25 min walk). Carrying a shoulder bag for months has started to cause some back pain. I've tried other backpacks but the issue is they look too sporty or outdoorsy or had way too much molle all over it. I dropped by the Arcteryx store and I was intrigued by this pack. The salesperson said I could try to empty my entire shoulder bag into this pack to see how it works. To this day I find it works well for my use. I can carry it as a backpack when walking, hold it like a laptop bag when standing on the subway (especially if it's crowded), and if I'm showing up for an important meeting, I can still look the part even with a backpack. (of course, I got the black version...I don't think bright orange would work!) So yes, it's a niche product and I'm glad they made it. Is it for everyone? Probably not. But if you're like me and you need a comfortable backpack, be able to carry a lot, but yet be presentable when you walk into a room for a director's meeting, then this bag is something you should consider.
Date published: 2015-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well balanced for nyc trekking I bought this recently after 2 bags just shredded from use. I live in NYC and run between high tech offices, parties, outdoor hiking and martial arts schools. I store laptop equipment, clothes, hand made Grado labs headphones, and more with ease. It's easy to load up, put on, take off in a busy subway. It's slick, comfortable, smooth, flexible, no snags. Awesome material, two handles which I love. Carry it like a briefcase or sling it over your back with extreme comfort. I chose this bag over 100+ of other options. It hits the mark.
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blade 20 I bought this bag to replace a tattered Osprey Daylight as my work bag. The bag has a sleek look and is very functional in terms of its internal compartments. Even when loaded with a laptop, papers, water bottle, lunch, and a light coat, the bag retains its low profile. It's probably not the best choice if you want to also use the bag for hiking - it's a bit refined and lacks robust shoulder/waist/sternal straps. But for daily urban use, it's a winner.
Date published: 2015-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent backpack - streamlined design Bought this product a few weeks ago and impressed by the quality and design. A streamlined look, holds a standard size laptop plus room for notebooks, folders, etc. Fits on the shoulders well, and I like the additional option to carry it like a briefcase. Another well made product from Arcteryx.
Date published: 2015-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bag I own a Blade 30 and wanted something smaller for quick trips and commuting. This bag is perfect and has plenty of room. I usually carry an iPad, moleskine notebook, pens, glasses, documents, and other smaller items and still have plenty of room for other stuff. Definitely recommend.
Date published: 2015-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well thought out I bought this 3 months ago and was skeptical at first but a total believer now. I wish the straps packed a littler better if you want to carry it like a brief. But, it works very well as a computer backpack.
Date published: 2016-03-10
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Hipbelt Sizing
SIZE Small Medium Large
Men's 27 - 32" 32 - 37" 37 - 42"
Women's 25 - 30" 27 - 32" 30 - 35"

How to Find Your Foot Measurements

Arc'teryx packs are sized either in 3-length options: Short (S), Regular (R) and Tall (T), or in 2-length options: Short/Regular (SR), and Regular/Tall (RT).

Sizing refers to YOUR OWN BACK LENGTH

Measure your Back:

• Measure along the spine between the 7th cervical vertebra and the level of the hip iliac crest
• Compare this measurement to the Sizing Charts
• It is possible to interchange different size shoulder strap and hipbelt components on many Arc'teryx Packs, but this will not change or affect the back-length of the pack.

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