The Pelican U100 Urban Elite Backpack with 15-17" Laptop Compartment from Pelican delivers total functionality and ergonomic design in a strong pack designed to hold either your 15 inch or 17 inch Apple laptop. In addition, its hard shell, impact protected front panel unzips to reveal another safe compartment large enough for an iPad or tablet plus organizer for small stuff such as pens, note pads, or business cards. This panel also serves to protect the pack in case of drops or severe contact during your travels.
Your laptop is held securely within one of the pack's two cavities. This first compartment is an ABS thermoplastic (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), watertight and crushproof, and tested to meet IP67 (Ingress Protection) standards of 3' for 30 minutes. An EQ valve helps control pressure while traveling. The second zippered cavity is for anything else you might want to take along-clothes, documents or collateral material. An additional rear zippered compartment provides for extra storage capability. Access to this top-loading pack is via the easy open push button latch and easy throw zippers.
The U100 is made from 1000 Denier Kodra Nylon and is polyurethane backed for added strength. Kodra nylon has a rougher, fuzzier texture than traditional nylon. It's more abrasion-resistant and generally more lightweight. The front plate is hard polypropylene
The U100 is carried by its padded, adjustable shoulder straps and supported by a sternum strap to help with stability while walking. The pack also comes with Pelican's rigid, well-balanced, rubber molded top carry handle. Compressions straps help you adjust the overall footprint of the pack allowing you to expand or contract the overall size to suit the load you are carrying. The back panel is S-curved and ventilated for maximum comfort. As a bonus, the bottom of the pack has sling straps that are used for attaching your jacket or bed roll. And, since a day in the field can be long and arduous, Pelican has provided a hidden water bottle pocket on the side of the pack.
This pack is made by Pelican-a company world recognized as a leader in the design and manufacturer of protective bags and packs for amateur, professional and military use. The backpack comes with a one-year warranty while the plastic casing comes with Pelican's lifetime guarantee of excellence.Product Highlights
Front Plate: Polypropylene
Fabric: 1000 Denier Nylon
19.50" x 13.60" x 12.00" (L x W x H)
15.50" x 10.50" x 1.50" (L x W x H)
IP67 (Case Only)
As a field worker in the oil industry, protective cases and bags are a necessity. There are many bags that look tough but one trip in the field is all it takes to prove them otherwise. I have never had a Pelican product fail. This backpack was obviously designed by someone who cares about their equipment and knows what all potential damages exist when traveling and working in rough environments. It also looks good and is very comfortable to wear.
I have had my U100 back back for over one week now and it has been on 4 flights now from california back east... I LOVE this back pack! I do alot of work on the go and this back pack makes it really easy to access my things as well as stay organised.
I feel like there was a ton of thought put into its design from the pockets and holders inside the different sections to the full length zippers that let you open the sections up to easly remove your items
The bag/case is well made (as expected) and the backpack parts are well thought out and executed. The hard case is made for a relatively large (15"?) laptop. I typically carry a 13" MacBookAir and sometimes an HP dv5. The two fit okay in the hard case (along with all the other stuff of life in backpack compartments.) The method included (small stick on foam bits) to secure smaller computers isn't very satisfactory. I've experimented with an Ethafoam cut out but haven't gotten that quite right yet.