The skateboard commuting revolution.
The DAKINE Terminal backpack has some of the best laptop protection around, so you can skate to school without worrying about eating pavement on the way. The side-access sleeve is super padded for your electronics, and the Terminal is one of the few packs we've seen with a dedicated pocket for stowing unruly computer cables. For your listening pleasure, there's a CD/MP3 pocket with a cord port, as well as fleece-lined pockets for your sunglasses and cell phone. Dual-density shoulder straps keep you comfy with a loaded pack, and a breathable Dri-Mesh back panel and shoulder straps prevent a dripping-wet back after your skate to campus.
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is the small front pocket of this backpack...
is the small front pocket of this backpack insultaed?
tested it the first day out
I bought this pack from the local Radio Shack after doing lots of research and had to pay $90 buck....but hey, no postage.
I filled the pack up with my new 15" mbp and headed off on a flight to Portland. While watching the baggage come off the conveyor I saw a pack spin around and fall to the ground from about 1/2 up the conveyor. It was my new Dakine pack with my laptop inside. Damn. To make a short story.... I am typing this on my lap top...the pack did its job just fine. Protected my investment so my vacation was not ruined. This bag is great....hold all my stuff...I even have my kite sticking out of the top of it...wires, chargers, portable hard drives, ipods, iphones. pens, papers, books, newspapers, passport, money and a bottle of wine. Oh, and some spare clothes and such. I will give this pack the Mr. Logan two thumbs up review.
Dakine has done it again. This pack kick fanny and seems tough. the best part is the deal was so good that I fell like a stole it. It was shipped faster than I could think.
Thanks very happy with your services!
Perfect Laptop Backpack
Excellent purchase. Just got back from an extended stay in the UK. This pack is perfect for travel, and that is the true test for any bag. The main compartment held several large books, my toiletries for the whole trip, and a change of clothes. Easily accessible in the outside 'side' compartments were two cell phones, an ipod, and sunglasses plus all their respective chargers. I am a smaller person, and this was not uncomfortable, even with a wait in customs. I just logged back in to purchase another for someone else I work with.
I recently bought the Terminal backpack because I have been looking for a Dakine pack that would hold my laptop for school. I also wanted to use it as a carry on pack, as I just traveled to New York last week. The pack is great, very roomy, durable, and convienient. The separater in the main compartment is nice, along with the size of the main compartment. The smaller pockets come in handy on the front, as I was able to fit my iPod, charger, sunglasses in the sunglass pocket, and many other items as well. It is also very comfortable, as the shoulder straps are very padded, along with the back padding. It is a great size, without being too large. I was able to carry it on the all of the planes with no problem, and it fit under the seat to follow guidelines. All in all, I am very pleased with the pack, and am excited to use it come fall semester. This site was so great as well, I ordered the pack and it showed up the next day! I used the free shipping option too, not even next day air. I will continue to shop from this site and Dakine in the future.
Dakine Terminal just a little to big for me
I wanted to wait a little while before giving my input on this pack to be sure I gave it a fare shake. Using this pack for the past three months, and I only have one issue with this pack; it's a little too large. The laptop sleeve is nice and padded, the internal pockets and sleeves are nicely designed, and I love the sunglasses pouch on to with the soft fabric to protect your lenses. I just don't use all the room, and the pack doesn't really collapse well when you aren't using it.
Terminal is well designed
I use this pack for business travel with a laptop, as well as a ton of other electronic junk. While I wish there was more pockets, the spatial organization is pretty good allowing me to find stuff without too much digging. The side opening is great for airport security lines, though make sure you zip it up after! The only thing that bothers me is the handle that's built into the straps goes right up against my neck, but after awhile I stopped noticing it and it feels quite comfortable. The construction is quality, and I like that it doesn't have a ton of useless straps, buckles and cords hanging off of it like many packs. Plus, as an Oregonian, I like to represent with a local company. This pack would be perfect if it had a few more zippered enclosures inside, a bright colored interior for finding stuff in low light and the option to remove the waist straps. As it is, it's better than most of the packs I looked at and I looked for a long time.
Dakine Terminal Backpack
Nice, strong, safe Backpack. This backpack is well organized and keeps my new MacBook Pro safe from harm. Comfortable shoulder straps as well, especially important, when waiting those long hours in airports.
Gettin' Close to Nirvana
I used it on a trip to the Big A last weekend from Jamaica and the bag performed to near perfection. Comfortable with pockets for just about everything. Used the fleece-lined sunglasses pocket for my iPodbetter protection. Laptop sleeve could be improved with adjustable inserts for a snugger fit. All in all another great product from DAKINE.
excellent summer overnight/weekend pack
I use this pack for overnight business travel and for weekends on the boat; big enough for change of clothes and computer/camera gear in both instances. Great pocket for organizing toiletries. Very comfortable to carry/wear. This is exactly what I was looking for.
My favorite travel backpack
The Terminal was perfect for my recent trip to Europe. My laptop was easily removed for security checks, the straps and belt were comfortable, and I had plenty of room for my carry-on odds and ends plus some clothes. I used the glasses pocket on top for my extra glasses plus all my receipts. I think the CD pocket on the side would be dangerous for CDs, but it was perfect for checkbooks and notebooks. The water bottle pocket was a necessity. I think the pack might be too big for someone much smaller than me (I'm a 5'4" female), but I loved it.
Dakine Terminal Backpack
This backpack is for the terminally insane that need everything perfect and in its place. This pack is so killer, it fits everything you need for the skate park, plus makes a great travel bag, fits clothes, shoes and miscellaneous whatnot, from CD's to camera to sunglasses and cell phone. Plus its a great space saver for traveling with a laptop, the side pouch opening to slide your laptop in is perfect. What a versatile backpack. When I need to put my skate shoes, helmet and pads in, it works great all the way to a full travel bag for the weekend press check.
I highly recommend this pack for anyone that needs space many different trips.
Durable and stylish, I feel like the pro's when I carry this bag.
Rock on! Or ride on the Streets. This bag is thumbs up! In my book!
This back pack is the most comfortable bag I have ever owned. My Laptop fits comfortably and snug with out any awkward weight distribution or poking into your back. It has pockets for everything you can think of; the sunglasses pocket is a very nice touch as well. If you dont need this much room than go with the DAKINE 101.
Works for me
I use this backpack to carry my computer, work files, and a little food. It holds a bunch of stuff and meets size criteria for carry-on luggage. Plenty of useful pockets, including a holder for a water bottle and CDs. Top handle is essential for me. No complaints, although outside pockets are on the small side (so they are okay for accessories but too small for lunch).
I almost did not buy this pack because one of the reviews said that this pack is almost too big for carry on. I found it perfect for airline travel. It fit under the seat ahead of me and I could easily access anything that I wanted. The best part is the huge padded laptop sleeve that my "boat anchor" Dell Precision can fit into like a glove. Perfect for going through security without dumping everything out. I cut the waist and chest straps off to eliminate dangling things and potential snags. The shoulder straps are very comfortable. I wanted a professional looking bag and my black Terminal is it!
Great daypack, bookbag
This bag has plenty of ways to organize you. In the black color (at least) it's fairly attractive; I carry it all over the city like a dork. Roomy enough for me to carry four books and a slew of other stuff, and still have room left over. Comfy on your shoulders thanks to nice, padded straps. Construction seems sturdy, zippers work well. The laptop sleeve is huge and very well padded. I would definitely buy this bag again.
Pretty Good, "Not Small..."
If you need a "largish" bag to tote your laptop, and all your associated crap -- and I've got a lot of associated crap -- this'll be your huckleberry. Be warned, however, this is not a petite carrier for just a laptop and some papers to-and-from work, it's a hauler. Well-made, good ergonomics, a bit "over featured" in that, for example, it may abstractly be appealing to have your laptop in a separately-accessible, separately-zipped pocked, this sort of thing adds weight, complexity, and gimmickery versus a decent internal padded pocked (with top-only access).
This should probably not be the *only* bag you have to carry your laptop; something smaller is still more practical for me, and I continue to use both (this and the smaller bag it replaces). However -- if you need a largish bag for weekend travel + your laptop, this fits the bill quite nicely.
That bag was everything I was looking for in a backpack. It has class, cosmetically great looking. It was superbly designed with multiple, convenient and functioning compartments. Although it doesn't look too big on the outside it has huge space capacity that is likely to accommodate almost any load. The material it's made of seemed strong/durable. I like my purchase - well worth it. Recommended.
This bag is perfect. There is plenty of space and great design. Laptop area could have some more padding though
Sweet bag, lots of great compartments, love the separate divider for papers/magazines/etc. Laptop compartment is super safe and easy access. Only problem is the CD sleeve--I've broken 2 discs that were in there - lame. Otherwise highly recommended.