Fuck me, double posted when I tried to update the earlier response. Someone smart (Mod) can delete the first one.
First and foremost, what's with the gay names? it's obviously meant to be called the AirRAID in deference to its lineage. What's next, we start tearing down statues around here?!?!
I think there are some good design ideas in the thread. My biggest must have's in a new pack usually end up being:
- Somewhere to put a small laptop/ iPad safely. If you discount tech, you're missing the boat. I actually like it in a separate sleeve compartment against the back so I can still stuff other junk in the main pocket without fear of destroying my laptop.
- I like the side pockets on the RAID. You can put a ton of random items in them beyond basic water bottles and you can make them fairly secure.
- I like a small pocket accessible from the outside for small things that I need frequently and don't want to open the main pack for. This in no way removes the requirement for the mesh pockets in the lid. Those are awesome for organization.
I'm also free for product testing. I fly and travel a lot and have owned or carried each iteration of the packs being discussed along with most of the others anyone here would be familiar with. Back off ya bunch of cherries!