Never arrived so unable to review quality of product
The quality of the work and materials is astonishing, particularly for the price. It is also a very practical design, and the fittings are top notch. Combined with the fact that it is sustainably produced I have not found any similar product which can compete.
This is my second kovered backpack. It is absolutely excellent, plenty of space inside (I can easily put inside laptop, books, chargers, pochette) and still have space. Furthermore, the materials are stunning. Highly recommended!
Never had to think so hard about buying a backpack before but after what felt like way too long trying to decide I went with the Tay to take with me on a 3 week trip to New Zealand. PROS are as follows: the build quality is 10/10 and it looks really nice. Served me well in many rainy, natural gas, foggy, snowy settings, everything inside stayed dry. I could fit both my MacBook and iPad, plus a headphones case and a book very easily. The storage is a huge plus. The straps are surprisingly comfortable every time I put it on. Critiques: in hindsight, there are a couple of things I wished it could do. 1. Be able to fit a drink bottle on the outside side compartments (which don’t stretch), it’ll fit a small one but I drink a lot of water, having to constantly fill up a bottle when you’re out all day isn’t ideal. I used the side compartments for a power bank and glasses case, which worked well for me but I was missing my drink bottle. 2. I wished the clips were adjustable in length, I knew they weren’t when I bought the bag but didn’t realise I’d miss that option. Not a huge let down though. 3. As much as I love the colour scheme, having the inner lining of the backpack being a lighter colour would be a huge plus, I was very often trying to find things inside that I couldn’t see because of the dark brown. Ultimately, it’s a very nice backpack and if those three things were changed then I’d buy another one and recommending it in a flash!
Comfortable, spacious and clearly made to last. It's a shame that shipping from the UK has gotten so expensive, but well worth it, great product.