Well, I am addicted to this bag. It looks and feels amazing. I like the interior a lot - very convenient pockets/compartments. The rain-cover is a lovely addition, which I did not expect - I now know it is there and I still sometimes forget. Also, not a lot of bags have the extended warranty - I don't expect this thing to break anytime soon. If you like taking care of your gear, it will definitely last you forever.
Few practical notes worth mentioning:
If you are used to wearing over 30 l backpacks with easy access to one big main compartment, you will be taking a hit. You should definitely go for the Large version in this case and your option for putting larger items in the bag would be from the side zipper. I also got used to caring an additional reusable bag for additional storage capacity (groceries). Putting your laptop in and taking it out would be ever so slightly delayed by the top buckle, but the inside lining of the sleeve pocket makes for a very smooth placement.
Every bag has a purpose and a place. The GFB may not be very comfortable for hiking or for caring a heavy load. It won't be the best choice for one-backpack-traveling, or for a one-backpack-trip to the market. For me, this is a city bag. It fairs best for your daily routine, commute, and cabin luggage ( if you also have checked-in luggage ). But it excels in what it does and it also goes well with any type of attire you can think of. And the price:quality ratio is on point.
I was looking for the perfect bag to seamlessly negotiate the paths between work and a second undergraduate degree when BAM! Just like the apple that hit Newton on the head, this bag appeared before my eyes. It scoffs at having to carry my laptop and notebooks and water bottle and lunch. “Bring it on” it says. It screams at all of the other students how stylish it is. “Look at me and bask in my greatness all of you other lowly backpacks on campus. I’m a Great F$cking Bag!” 😊
Ok, first the size. I was worried it would be too small for all my sh*t...it is not. It carries everything I need it to with room to spare. Second, the pockets. There are the perfect number of places to stash my sh*t. Including one I haven’t even used yet! Third, the quality. F*cking mint! Well made, the rain cover is perfect, strong yet flexible, so many ways to carry it...just f*cking great! Lastly, the fabric. Love the design, easy to spot clean, (yeah, I’ve already had to do that), the straps are perfect and comfortable...this truly is a Great F*cking Bag. Highly recommend to everyone who needs something to carry their sh*t in. I’ll probably order the bigger size soon...because you can never have too many Great F*cking Bags.
Krista, thank you so much for this feedback! We are so glad you love the details of the bag. All the best
I live in Canada's Arctic and have been using my GFB for a year now. It still looks like new after being stowed in bush planes, carried daily and stuffed full for a day at the office or a week or a month or two on the road. Lots of pockets for keeping all my stuff and always great for carrying. My friends are frequently amazed how much stuff I have tucked away inside.
I also have the camera bag which I use for my DSLR. It fits into my bag, or I can carry it separately, and has room for my camera, 2 extra lenses and my charger, etc. Love it!
Thanks so much for shaing your thoughts of happiness with the world! Also, I know that too, Your GF*B its the best companion dude for traveling!
I put everything for a carry on bag and overnighter. I looked everywhere for a bag for a hospital stay with secret compartments for money/ jewelry while in sugery/ and phone . Think about it ..... hospital scary time not a time to worry about my stuff. Should also have a gps chip finder just in case
lol, you had me up until the gps chip finder. you know they do have pebble or whatever its called that little chip, surely you can hide that in our bag