I've got a lot of bags, more bags than any dude needs really, so when another backpack arrives I'm usually not that excited about it unless it's some Supreme x North Face awesomeness... and they don't send those.
Redland recently sent over the new working prototype of their Jonah backpack which is currently being funded on Indiegogo. Usually, I do not mess with crowdfunding campaigns as the product is still in the fantasyland phase but since there was a working prototype, I agreed to give it a test drive.
The Jonah backpack has a traditional design with some clever tweaks like a fully waterproof fabric on the exterior, an onboard battery to power up your phone, RFID protected pocket and a softly lined foldout computer pocket in the front section that rests against your back.
This is the perfect bag for someone that is commuting on foot or bicycle, it's comfortable on long hauls and if the weather should get a bit damp your gear will be adequately protected even if you get drenched.
The profile of the bag is perfect, allowing you to keep it on while riding subways or in tight spaces without being the annoying "backpack" guy. I've recently started taking the train to my office and ride my bike to get to the station, and the Jonah pack is pure perfection for this type of trek.
If you are are a commuter that carries a lot of expensive tech around with you and spends a good amount of time outdoors, this bag is worth every penny.
Pros: Comfortable, weatherproof, sleek, RFID pocket to protect you from sidewalk hackers
Cons: Might be too back-packy or techy looking for more style-conscious professionals,
The Jonah backpack and Noa tote are Redland’s waterproof, tech-friendly bags that are perfect for work or play. Our team have been making bags for a long time, creating styles that combine innovative key features with clean, timeless style. Our revolutionary bags cater to the everyday needs of the tech generation. Combining a waterproof fabric shell, phone / tablet charging capabilities via a small 10,000 mAh battery, plus loads of organisation features and robust security.