MUB: One backpack for your everyday life
MUB is the abbreviation of My Utility Bag.You will soon understand why this backpack is the best of its kind.
I first discovered this backpack in 2013 when I was in Australia during my World Tour Outdoor Experience. As a blogger and outdoor athlete and world traveler this backpack appeared to me to be the one I truly needed. Here is how this backpack is organized.
MUB: Three main compartments to organize your journey
These three compartments are the biggest strengths of this utility bag. These compartments allow you to perfectly separate your equipment regarding the different activities that will take part during your day. They offer a direct access to its content. This ease of use was rewarded by a Red Dot design in 2014 a year after the first backpack appeared on the market: the OnlyOne.
Main compartment: Clothing and bathroom Kit
This compartment takes 2/3 of this backpack. It is composed of 3 mesh pockets with a zipper to let you see their content throughout. This clothing compartment is designed in a way you can fully open it in 2 halves like a suitcase. Therefore you can spot the whole content in one look. Another small detail makes a real difference: a tiny icon identifies each area to let you know what you should store in each mesh pocket. Packing your backpack becomes super efficient and you will be assured that you won’t forget anything.
Laptop Compartment: Well protected with its charger
The laptop pocket is in the heart of this utility backpack. It allows laptop up to 17 inches. As a sensitive accessory it’s a smart choice to protect it from impacts or bad treatments that can happen during public transportation. This compartment also includes a small detail that makes it stands above any other backpack of its kind. A hole between the laptop compartment and the top pocket let you plug your laptop without taking out your charger from your backpack. This way you are certain you wont forget your charger at home, after a meeting or while waiting for your departure at the airport gate.
Third compartment: Documents, pencils, hard drive and business card
This backpack is first designed for businessmen/businesswomen having a lot of fairs or meetings. Your gesture matters as much as your look during a meeting and this backpack will make you look very confident in your actions. The business compartment separates documents in two areas. You will find the document you need as soon as your hand goes down in your backpack. You will spot directly what you need in a single look between your documents, business card, pencils or hard drive.
A bag thought for public transport
Although this backpack is already outstanding, it doesn’t stop here. Each step you will go through during a trip to go to work or to reach your meeting have been thought. You will avoid a lot of stress and save time.
On one shoulder strap you will find a zipped pocket to store money or your bus/train ticket. Your bathroom kit is transparent to show its content at the airport safety check. A dirty laundry bag separates your clean clothes from the dirty ones. A pocket beneath the backpack stores the rain cover in case of heavy rainfalls.
A bag that can be hacked for other uses
In the previous sections I described the main purpose of this backpack. Nevertheless its numerous pockets makes it very versatile for other purposes. I traveled 6 months with this 35L backpack In New Zealand, Tasmania, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.
In New Zealand and Tasmania I did 2500km on a mountain bike across both countries with this backpack on my shoulders. I used it for trekking 4 days in Mount Aspiring National Park in New Zealand and in Doi Inthanon National Park in Thailand. I travel 3 months in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia either by bus, train, plane, motorbike or bicycle. Even though I kept moving during 6 months I never lost anything.
Now settled in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, I use this backpack to carry my lunch and mountain bike gear to go for a ride on my lunch break or to work on my laptop in my van. I also use it when I visit friends in Belgium, Switzerland or Scotland.
Although I use it everyday, I don’t see any sign of wear and tear revealing the quality of its manufacture.
This backpack kept its promise. I highly recommend it to anyone having an active lifestyle and moving/traveling a lot either professionally or personally.