Salomon Agile Review
Backpacks go by several different names; they’re also called knapsacks, rucksacks, or just with their abbreviation term – a pack. And the different names for the item really come from the region in which they were used. In fact, the word itself (backpack) was actually coined in the US, at the start of the 20th century, while the rucksack word is derived from the German words „rucken“ and „sack“. The word rucken basically means back, while the word sack describes a type of bag.
But, although there are several types of backpacks in existence, their use has been expanded over the years. For instance, the basic design of the school type of backpacks have varied over the years, and so have the other types of packs. The army uses specialized types of backpacks, and so does the hiking aficionados. And that’s the subject of this review. Very high tech and very practical backpack specialized for hiking. Made by one of the best companies in the world, Agile is truly a fantastic example of modern design. Graced with practicality, style, and high quality, the Agile is really something.
But let’s take a closer look at the backpack. What makes it so great? What are the pros and cons of the Agile is it a purchase worth making? Scroll down and have a look for yourself.
Hope you’ll like this review ( and this item as well) enough to purchase it for yourself or your loved ones.
Allows multiple high endurance activities
Needs a lot more color options
The reason behind the huge number (9000) is the fact that this is a triple type of ripstop. Which means that the amount nylon is in fact tripled in order for this item to be produced. The word D after the 100 is a metric, and it basically describes the density (or thickness) of the fabric that’s been used in the making of the item. But that’s not all. The very nylon used here is 1000mm waterproof. What does it mean? Well, it basically means that it can resist 1000mm of water pressure. Now, that’s one fantastic and strong material. But in addition to the triple ripstop style of nylon, there’s the air mesh. What’s so special about the mesh you might ask?. Well, for one it’s made in 3D technology, and secondly, it’s placed on the location where it’s needed the most. On the surface of the backpack which is the area that touches the body the most. On the inside of the item.
The 3D style of air mesh- has the most contact with your body. And because of that and the fact that you tend sweet the most on the large surface, the air mesh is inserted to help with the aeration and the ventilation as well. That way, the back of your body will remain moisture free and you’ll be left with an overall comfort too. And last but certainly not least, the stretch. It’s not just any type of stretch. It a stretch that goes 4 ways and it’s awesome. What does that mean? You can stretch the fabric in four separate ways.
Up and down, left and right. And it won’t get damaged, it won’t tear and it won’t lose the shape in which was originally bought. Let’s face it, items like these get stretched a lot in every direction, but thanks to the fantastic 4-way type of stretch, the fabric will remain just the way it is.
There’s no need for searching through the sizing chart. Also, the straps of the item are not only thick but also padded for an extra dose of comfort. The fall nicely on the shoulders and because of the padding they tend to stay comfortable in place without the fear of falling or sliding off. Also, there’s the twin link. It’s large, it’s light and so easy to use. The adjustment system is custom but what it does is, it eliminates the well-known pressure points especially around the sternum area. By eliminating those pressure points, the berating and the overall comfort is encased, thanks to that twin link.
The hardness style of construction actually wraps the backpack around the body in order to bring comfort and to disperse the load of the inside in a more even and stress-free way. The construction also features plenty of components and pockets that also amp up the performance. Most notably there is the main component, the internal pocket that’s re-enforced with a zipper, and the 2 external pockets made out of mesh material and let’s not forget about the 2 sets of front pockets that also come with 2 additional soft flasks.
The first pair of front pockets are soft and elastic hydration pockets while the second set is the stretch pocket located in the front. That’s’ where the flask go. Oh and there’s no way of forgetting the different type of carrying systems that also contribute to the performance of this particular model.
The first is the pole holder. Made with 4D, it can easily connect the different poles of the backpack in order to carry several items all at once. The gear carrier which is elastic and very versatile is also one great feature here, and so is the helmet carries and the small but very practical key carries. You can attach the helmet and you keys safely without worrying that they’ll get lost along the way.
But the construction of the backpack, the basic design and the practicality that comes with really contribute to the overall durability. There’s that fantastic harness construction. And that construction would be totally useless without the lightweight feeling of the entire item. Weighing at just 330 grams (without the accessories), the harness construction really bonds with the weight and makes it easy for you to move, while wearing the backpack. The durability is truly a team effort and you’ll be able to feel that teamwork once you have the item on you.
Your flasks filled with water, your helmet, your keys and pretty much everything you store in the 45 cm deep cavity. It has 8 separate (both internal and external) pockets and padding in the perforated straps. It will truly become one of your most beloved models and will look for an excuse to use it more and more.