I was skeptical of the city bagpipe of Agatha when my colleague and boyfriend, the botanist Vlad Savov, called me with his kickstarter. Why, in hell, someone needs a bag with a fingerprint lock or inner and outer light I thought and why they risk "buying" it through kraudfanding as long as Agazzi Designs sent I have a demo bag to try myself. I like it; it looks great, and the lock and lights are practical additions. This is an over-developed bag for fans of excessive engineering.
The Pro division I tested is a prototype of the pre-production. It is about 95 percent of the way to the finished product, which, according to Agaczi, will be delivered to sponsors in October. It costs £ 1
In my opinion, Agazzi inspired a leading Peak Design with a red accent on nylon-colored fabric. Both backpacks have strong, waterproof materials, and they keep their shape even when they are empty. The larger 23-liter Agazzi, but actually lighter than the 20-liter Everyday Backpack from the Peak Design, weighing just 1.45 kilograms (3 pounds, 3 ounces) compared to the notoriously heavy bag PD1.81 kilogram (4 pounds).
I found that Agazzi was very comfortable to wear when cycling, even when it was loaded with a soft power supply, a MacBook, an electronic reader, and some training clothes. I also tested him at night on the heavily overloaded Amsterdam bike tracks. The red light and reflective strip on the backpack are, of course, welcome by the additions, and the light can be activated via a wired remote control in the pocket of quick access on the right shoulder strap. A similar pocket in the left shoulder strap is large enough for passage on the bus and several bank cards or cash.
The bag is beautiful in itself, but it does not fully open during the padding. So you end up with a dark cave in the bottom of the bag, so the inner light is so useful.
The internal and external light is connected via a USB-A cable to the power supply to be provided. The USB-A cable is mounted on my prototype bag, connected to a 3D-printed lighting module via the Micro USB port. Unfortunately, the cable continued to drop out. Fortunately, the module was in the zipper compartment, which allowed me to connect it again. I was told that the cables coming to the special modules in the production backpacks will never be disconnected.
I have mixed feelings about the shoulder straps of Agatha. They are designed in such a way that they are tuned once and then stayed alone. In fact, they are almost impossible to adjust when wearing a backpack. In practice, this has not caused problems. I could wear a pack in my desired position (high on my back), and I was still able to push my hand through the strap to remove the pack. I wonder if my success will be repeated by people with different body types and flexibility, although
Several other observations:
- The fingerprint sensor is fast and
- Protective cable long enough to attach a bag to a chair in a cafe or arm-chair on a train.
- The number, layout and design of the pockets are perfect for the needs of everyday passengers by bike or train.
- Lifetime warranty is great if you assume that the company is in his honor.
- I hate lipochus, but its limited and intelligent use on a laptop strap does not annoy me.
- words: luggage strap.
Allow me to be clear: this is not a review. This is a confirmation that the bag exists, it is almost finished, and the company knows about existing problems and is working on their solution. This should make your decision to support them on Kickstarter a little easier if you're tempted.