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DaKine Duel Laptop Backpack

d9dfd03c-fdf3-4908-8d59-7e1ba5ddfaa8DaKine Duel Laptop Backpack – Grungy looking laptop case.

I don’t know about y’all, but ever since I graduated from college, I have found myself more and more seldomly wanting to a bust out a backpack as a way to carry my stuff around. Unless you are carrying several text books, folders and a change of clothes, you just probably don’t need all of that space for a day.

I am more a fan of the smaller type of day packs. Aside from the fact that they aren’t the dreaded school style backpack, I like the smaller, more compact size. The DaKine Duel Laptop Backpack is a perfect sized day pack for the adult urban traveler. It’s big enough to carry a laptop and some additional gear, but isn’t so big its bulky and full of empty space. And the best part of all, it doesn’t feel like I’m on the way to a chemistry lecture when I have it on.

The DaKine Duel Laptop Backpack is a versatile backpack. Looking at some of its main features, you might think it was designed for a skateboarding, internet cafe junkie, flashpacker, or nerd with some style. The truth is the DaKine Duel Laptop Backpack is truly a urban assault pack.

It features two buckle straps on the front of the pack to secure your skateboard when not in use. You can even tuck away the board straps when you aren’t using them so they don’t sling around or just to create a more clean look.

Aside from the skateboard straps, the DaKine Duel Laptop Backpack has a few other great features. The pack can hold up to a 14 inch laptop (perfect for netbooks and smaller laptops).

The are also several smaller pockets on the backpack, including a pocket that features an internal organizer to help you keep all your small stuff organized and in place. My favorite feature of the DaKine Duel Laptop Backpack? It has an insulated pocket that can help keep drinks and other items cold.

The quick & dirty:

Where you can get one: $50

Why they rock:

  • Padded laptop sleeve is externally accessible and accommodates a laptop up to 14 x 10.25 x 1.5 in.
  • Organizer pocket allows you to keep track of small essentials
  • Insulated cooler pocket helps keep beverages cold
  • Zippered top pocket is fleece lined and perfectly sized for sunglasses
  • Twin board straps secure your skateboard; for a clean look, store with board straps tucked in when not in use
  • 2 side mesh water bottle pockets keep drinks handy
  • The DaKine Duel pack has a yoke-style harness system that hugs your shoulders; hiptbelt adds stability

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 9 out of 10

I immediately like the size of the DaKine Duel Laptop Backpack. It is the perfect day pack for those who need to carry their laptop and some other personal items. If average day packs offer too much room and laptop cases don’t offer enough room, than something like the DaKine Duel Laptop Backpack might be just what you need.

Looking to Buy? Check out these sites: $50