HOW MUCH FITS IN THIS BACKPACK? – MyShittyBackpack™

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HOW MUCH FITS IN THIS BACKPACK?

This backpack is roomy enough for what is needed on a day in town, a day trip, a short hike or a walk, and helps keep The load to minimal weight. I tested it in all these conditions and what happens is this bag is so comfy that you forget you are wearing it.

It is designed to be low profile and inconspicuous. This way, nobody will suspect that I’m carrying the latest iPad Pro and iPhone. Do you like attracting the wrong kind of attention?

I purposely did not want this backpack to look like a tech bag.

So, here’s a list of things that fit:

  • A water bottle or baby bottle of maximum 2.7” (7 cm) diameter (in the external water bottle holder). Please do not put a wallet or cellphone in this open pocket.
  • A tablet inside a protective case. Maximum 13.5” (34 cm) total diagonal dimension including the case.
  • A large smartphone + earbuds in the side zipper pocket
  • A small pouch with your cables or toiletries and whatnot
  • Your wallet 
  • Your passport (preferably in the zipper pocket inside the main compartment)
  • A small notebook
  • A case for your glasses
  • Tissues
  • A thin sweater or rain poncho
  • A sandwich
  • A small camera
  • Your house and car keys tied to the external key hooks

And an apple!

This photo shows what holds in the backpack: a thin sweater or rain poncho, an iPad Pro, small notebook, small camera, water bottle, tech pouch, tissues, sandwich, and a case for your glasses

I hope this gives you a good idea of what fits.

This shows how the backpack looks from the top when all the items are inside it

Notice how I set the tablet on the front side of the backpack instead of against my back. I put the soft stuff on the side of the main compartment that’s against my back. The backpack will feel comfortable if the load is well arranged and if the main compartment is not maxed out.

this shows how the backpack looks when all the items are inside it and it is closed

With all this in the backpack, rest assured that the magnets will not open under the load, like they do on many other backpacks. They will stay closed at all times even if the backpack is full. This has been tested too.

Remember that if the backpack is overfilled it will become difficult to use the outside zipper pocket under the flap. Just like all backpacks...

This shows the front of the backpack when the flap is lifted. The water bottle is inside the water bottle holder, my large wallet is in the front zipped pocket, and the main compartment is closed by a cinch tie

The wallet best goes in the front pocket under the flap, 
or tied to the hook inside the main compartment if it comes with a D-ring.

This photo shows a smartphone and the earbud case inside the side zipped pocket

This is the side zipper pocket meant for your smartphone and earbuds.

This size of backpack does not need a sternum or waist strap.

Please make sure to not put anything of value in the water bottle carrier as it is an open pocket with no closure. No cellphones or wallets should be placed in this pocket.

This bag is not padded but it will work well if you carry your tablet inside a protective case.

If you are going to carry more stuff than this I would recommend you switch to a larger backpack with padded shoulder straps and sternum/waist strap.

Thanks for reading this post.

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