My Back to School Gear [review]

I got into a back to school mode a few weeks ago and I was looking to see what I'd need for going back to University or College. Since I'm a guy that has a bunch of tech with me I figured I'd need something to accommodate most of that.

I did the typical thing, go on Google and start searching backpack and battery charger. It yields a bunch of results and I took the time the look at various options that are made available. The prices were interesting as you had anything from 100$ all the way to 600$.

I finally settled on the Tylt Enegi+Backpack and since we had reviewed products from Tylt it was a good choice in the subject matter.


You've seen me post in the last little bit about my usage for the backpack and the gear I carry. In the event you don't follow me on  Google+, you can check the original post HERE.

What sets this back apart from a majority of the others on the market? It's design, built, fabric and the storage you have for all your tech toys. I'll be going in details about all of it.

Let's look over the design of the backpack, I'm sure you've seen pictures and what not right? Well here's something you may not have seen. Check out the room you have for your stuff.

• 1680D Poly Material Front Panel
• 900D Poly Material Sides & Bottom
• Fly-through Friendly
• Brushed Metal Zippers
• Laptop compartment will accommodate laptops up to 15.5in x 10.5in x 1.5in
• NFC Tag in Shoulder Strap
• Recharges via any USB Port
• 110 Cubic in. See-through Accessory Bag included

The bonus is that it has a battery charger that comes with the bag and for most us it will be enough to power up the devices we have.

• Input Voltage: 5V 2Amp (Micro USB)
• Output Charging Current: 4.75V - 5.25V - 4.1Amp
• Lithium Ion Battery: 10,400 mAh
• Battery Charge Time: 7-8 Hours
• Two 1Amp USB ports for charging phones
• One 2.1Amp USB port for charging tablets

I've also decided to add a second 10,400 mAh battery for a whooping total of 20,800 mAh.


If you've taken the time to look at the pictures, you'll notice that it's not for lack of storage areas. I can store my laptop, tablet, phone, sun glasses, mouse, cords, headphone, battery pack, usb cables, accessories, bottle of water etc. It feels lighter on my back when I walk around with all of this, lighter than my original backpack I used for my gear. This is the part I loved, I was carrying everything I had. The material of the back pack is really solid and quite comfortable, I can't stress enough that this is the ultimate backpack for its quality and design.

Look closely at the stitches, the seems, the straps and it's been made to support quite a bit of weight. I think Tylt nailed it with this one.

Let's check out the gear I have; I'm using a Galaxy Tab 2, HTC One M7, Galaxy Note 3, Bluetooth speaker & a slim laptop but don't let the slim factor fool you! It packs a 256GB SSD, 8GB of high performance RAM as well as i7 latest line from Intel. Usually I have my tablet with me as well but it's being used for some gaming at the moment. I'm still on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 running Kitkat 4.4.4, thanks to Cyanogen.

My next goal is to see if I can fit clothes in there as well. A few shirts, a pair of pants, underwear and socks and with all the different pockets on this bag, I'll have no trouble storing tooth brush, toothpaste and deodorant and spray. Take this bag on a trip and see how well it fairs.

For the viewers and readers who have travelled with me, you know that I pack well and light. I've managed to pack a single back pack before with all my gear and 3 days worth of clothes! Which is usually enough if I'm going to a conference let's say in Toronto?

In the mean time, I'll let you guys check the bag out, the pictures and what I've put together.

The backpack will set you back 199.99$
http://shop.tylt.com/pc_product_detail.asp?key=F48A3F22AB854B8A9CBE9DDB81B55116
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