The Arc’teryx Blade 28 is a solid one bag travel pack for the ultra-minimalist or a weekend pack for everyone else. It’s a good bag with excellent build quality and ample packing space, but we were hoping for something that would set it apart from the competition. View Details & Buy: https://packha.kr/zq2b
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0:38 – Material & Aesthetic
2:37 – External Components
5:03 – Inside the Pack
9:30 – Durability & Testing
10:07 – Pros & Cons
10:40 – The Verdict
The Blade 28 is a small travel pack from Arc’teryx, a company known for creating top-notch—and pricy—outdoor and adventure gear. From jackets and base layers to backpacks and climbing harnesses, they seem to do it all. And from what we can tell, they’re doing a great job.
After testing the Arc’teryx Blade 28 for about a month, it’s clear that this bag is very well made, with solid materials throughout. The side grab handles are a small feature that really shined during our testing, and the main compartment is very packable, with more space than you’d think upon first review. In general, the bag feels larger than it looks. That said, we think the laptop compartment could be closer to the wearer’s back and the lack of a hip belt or sternum strap is disappointing. Overall, we were a bit let down with this bag, especially after being so impressed with some of Arc’teryx’s other gear. It’s a solid pack and we have no doubt that it will hold up for years to come, but that seems to be all it has to offer.
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In this video, Tom Wahlin of Pack Hacker reviews the Arc’teryx Blade 28 Backpack, a minimalist one bag travel pack or weekend bag.
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