I recently had the opportunity to test out one of the backpacks from VikingCycle.com. After my 1st day of use, it proved to be quite the tough backpack.
Rarely do I come across things to wear or use that my 15 year old daughter thinks are cool. However, this was one of those situations where she said, "Is this your back pack dad." My answer of yes surprised her and she quickly asked to use it.
Day two with the backpack took me on a hike. I loaded up my camera and all of my needed supplies to properly capture Americana photographs. I am used to using a camera backpack, which this was not designed as such. But, this pack actually proved to be much more beneficial because I was able to load it with not only my gear but also lunch, a pocket knife, and more. It even had the perfect little pocket for my phone and my wallet.
I am a photographer in addition to working at WGNS RADIO, so my camera is very important to me. For me to use a non camera backpack on a hike speaks volumes for my trust in keeping my camera safe.
Day three with the backpack, my daughter took it to school because she thought it was cooler than her backpack and she quickly learned that the guys in her school liked it a lot, a whole lot.
In this audio clip (below), my daughter talked about how she ditched her old school backpack for dad's brand new Viking Cycle backpack:
I wanted to note that the construction of the pack is top notch. Think about it - - if I can throw it around on a hike with my camera inside of it and my daughter can lug it around a high school without it ripping - it is made to last.
Day four with the pack took me on a journey to a news story for the radio station. I had not only my camera stowed away, but also a microphone and a recorder. I had two police officers stop me as I walked towards the crime scene... wait for it... to ask where I got my backpack? Seriously!?
I also appreciate the size of the company and their growth... they are not going anywhere so you can trust their loot.
• Viking Bags USA
• Motorcyclehouse AU
• Motorcyclehouse UK
There you have it... the review of my Viking backpack.