Coupon: BGWEYDG (Discount: $23.59)
Today we’re taking a look at this 20L backpack from Xiaomi. Usually you’d think of phones when you think of Xiaomi. But they’re more like the Japanese brand Muji and actually make a lot of different products other than phones. You can get this backpack from many places online, but I’ve linked to a listing from Banggood and you can use the coupon above to get $23 off the price (until the end of June 2020) bringing the total price to around US$28.
So taking a look at the bag it’s made from a faux leather type polyester fabric. This makes it highly water repellent but its not completely water proof. Water will still eventually leak in through the seams and zippers. One of my favourite features of this bag is just how lightweight it is for a 20L backpack. It weighs only 490g (1lb). It has a nice assortment of pockets and a kind of hidden water bottle pocket on either side which I found fit my compact umbrella quite nicely. Theres also a small zippered pocket on the front which I used for my charging cable.
On the back of the bag is a nice padded back panel and a strap you can use to slip it against a rolling suitcase while travelling. Just beside that is a hidden pocket where you could store cash or your passport. Inside the main compartment there’s a slip pocket which fits up to a 15.6 inch laptop and 2 smaller pockets on the front of it and then just a large 20L compartment. I was able to fit my usual clothing cube, tech pouch and toiletry kit inside with room to spare.
One thing I didn’t really like about this bag is that although the straps are very comfortable and lack a sternum strap, they don’t have a lot of adjustment. On one hand I like the way the straps are designed in a way that doesn’t leave dangly bits but on the other hand I don’t like how little adjustment there is. Even with the straps as short as they could go I still felt like the bag could be a little higher on my back.
Overall for the price I think this feels like a really durable and well made little backpack. It could be used as a one bag but I think it might be best suited as a daily back for school or office work.