Why It's Cool
This old-school panel-access pack reminds me how much I miss that architecture. No need for multiple pockets when you can zip a stretchy front panel up or down and nab necessities at will. » Internal compression panels and external straps keep the contents hypersecureno load shift. » Superb carrying thanks to a slim profile and simple but effective harness system. A molded framesheet delivers the load to a dual-density foam hipbelt that's shaped to coddle your hipssans wrinkles or pressure pointsmaking it a pleasure to tote 35 pounds. » The Durastretch fabric (think soft-shell jacket) makes this three-pound-eight-ounce pack sing. It's everywhere: the front panel, the side bottle/wand pockets, and the belt and shoulder strapswhere it's a tactile pleasure.Hmmm . . .
The clean design nixes a floating top pocket, so there's no way to stretch the Latitude's longitude.