puma95, Nov 29, 2018 : What’s up everyone! Here’s my review on my new daily companion First Impression & Experience I’ve been using it since a week now on a daily base and first off, it was quite the hard decision on the color! I really like that pastel colored lash from the morandi green one but overall the black version is more appealing to me, so I went with this one! On top of that the material used here is that fancy Cordura Nylon. I didn’t knew myself before but it is pretty famous in the outdoor & race clothing industry, pretty impressive, google it! Anyway, so I started putting my stuff out of my old Travel Backpack [Link to review] into the new one and started doubting the size of the new one for a bit, since apparently the Explorer looks less spacious than the Travel Backpack. Obviously, if you have read my previous review you’d know that the previous OnePlus bag is exaggeratingly speaking a black hole! But no worries, false alarm, everything fits in nicely and there’s still much room left. It’s more spacious than I thought at first glance! I mean, it’s definitely smaller and has less pockets but it’s alright! (Oh, this is my only complain so far btw!) In the wild Out in public fellow students and colleagues from work came up with lots of compliments! I never received compliments on a backpack before so this kinda surprised me! :3 They asked about the brand and where they could get one. Of course I told them that you have to belong to the cool kids to get one of these, sorry! Anyway, one of my colleagues at work (from the media department) decided to help me out with photos, so we had a little spontaneous photo shooting! Favorites Well, enough of my blog post stories. Let me introduce you to my personal favorite features: Slim Profile and Design I absolutely love the design! It’s nothing common but not too fancy either! The colored lash gives it a nice little accent which makes the difference even for the inattentive eye. The logo is placed so well and it’s reflective! But that’s not all, it’s also pretty slender! While on first look I was afraid it could be too small I learned that it has enough room for my Laptop, notes, book, food, drink, charger and even my sports outfit! I’m impressed! Padded Laptop Compartment This one’s my favorite! On my previous backpack I haven’t used the explicit laptop department at all. It felt too tight and didn’t had any padding to secure the machine. This one is different! It is nicely padded on all sides! And since it’s designed for notebooks up to 15”, my 13” Dell sinks in perfectly, embedded in the paddings. Hidden Pockets Loved them on the Travel Backpack already! What’s better than having one hidden pocket? Two, ofc! I like them so much wished they would bee one more on the top lid where the Lash is attached to. If the designer of this backpack is reading this, pls take the hint! *wink* Super soft straps and back side I haven’t expected it to feel that nice on the back honestly. Actually I haven’t thought anything about the straps or the back padding because it don’t stand out like on the Travel Backpack. But guess what, it’s surprisingly comfortable, just cozy! Materials and Quality The backpack is minimalistic, it feels like it’s sewed in an simpler manner and has less stitching overall. This is a great thing because less stitching means fewer places that could tear open! The material feels great so far, it feels higher quality than my previous bag, I can’t say for sure whether it’s true but it feels better! Conclusion Alright, so that’s it! Overall I’m very happy with the Explorer, especially because it just looks so cool! People are confusing it for a designer bag :3 It’s perfectly suited for my daily student/work life and has some thoughtful features. Undoubtedly, there’s no other tech company around that makes cooler backpacks! Thanks for reading!