For this two week trip to the Bardonecchia mountains in Italy, I found the Snugpak Subdivide kit bag to be unparalleled in its capacity to carry a large amount of gear in the most practical way possible. The heavy duty lockable zip with added compression straps with this bag meant that when I packed it to capacity I felt no need to worry about it bursting open at the check-in desk or for the journey ahead.
I found the easy to use grab handles great to use and all of the straps felt really well made, chunky and strong. I found myself easily dragging, shouldering and back carrying this great bag that had in excess of 25kg. I felt comfortable and confident in these occasions.
The various internal pockets made it simple for keeping track of all my belongings. It was great to confidently isolate and protect valuable gear such as the camera equipment I had in the rigid backed main sub-compartment. The two main compartments made it very accessible and it saves you from having to forage around whilst looking for your gear. The Subdivide withstood being exposed in rain and snow for extended periods of time and satisfactorily protected the gear within. Upon return, I thoroughly inspected the bag for wear and tear and found no faults what so ever.
I am an ex-Soldier, Adventurer and Endurance Athlete and have participated in various events and expeditions all over the world and believe that it would be difficult to find anything as comparable for what it does on the market.
If I were to be going for an extended period I would definitely consider buying a 120ltr Snugpak Kitmonster.
On the whole, the gear was great, but I did find that when the bag was upended and left to stand it had a tendency to roll away due to the rounded protective shell of the bag.
This is a surprisingly large bag and if you’re just looking for a weekend bag, there are more suitable smaller products on the market.
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