Who This Pack Suits
- Anyone looking for a super affordable Cordura built pack, that can carry a laptop and a days load-out.
Who This Pack Does Not Suit
- Anyone looking for a feature rich pack with a bombproof laptop compartment.
- Anyone who needs a ton of space in their pack.
The Earth is a bag company based in Korea. They might not produce their packs here in the US however they are built from my favorite fabric, 1000D Cordura and come in at an amazing price point. I was sent over the Cordura Daypack for review and at first did not except much as I did not know The Earth as a company. I can tell you now that this Cordura built daypack is a diamond in the in the pack world.
“Amazing price point”
The Daypack comes in right under 20L and as stated before is made from all 1000D Cordura. The price of this pack is 79,000 of something which I used good old google to convert into USD and it came in at $60. When I first did this conversion I thought I had missed something and tried a few more times, and still it converts to $60 which is a steal for this backpack. No, it is not made in the US, however, it is made by a company who takes pride in their work enough to use some great materials.
On the very front of the pack, there is a small admin pocket with a with another smaller pocket on the very front perfect for smaller items needed to be grabbed quickly. On this very front pocket, I would keep my keys and wallet.
Behind this pocket, there is the admin pocket. Inside this pocket, there is a small sleeve which I would use to hold my external hard drive. On the front of the sleeve, there is a zippered pocket and a small mesh pocket. This was large enough to hold my headphones and a knife. At the bottom of the admin pocket, there is enough room to throw and extra items you do not want in the main compartment of the bag.
“Padded Laptop Sleeve”
The last section of the pack is the large main compartment. This is where you will hold your laptop and larger items. On the back side of the pocket there is a lightly padded sleeve that will hold up to a 15 inch laptop. It is secured by a velcro tab to insure your machine is going to stay in place. The sleeve does not come in direct contact with the ground when setting the pack down. This is a great thing to give more peace of mind when carrying your laptop. If you find yourself not needing to carry a laptop this sleeve also works great as a document sleeve.
On the front of the main compartment there is a place to hold the smaller items you will have in this large section of the pack. There is a large zippered pocket that is great for items like chargers and cords. On the front of this zippered pocket there are two mesh sections perfect size for a mouse and a portable charger.
The rest of the main complement is plenty big enough to carry a fully days load-out. In these pictures, I have my GR1 and GR2 Field pouches with my GoPro/DSLR gear and my Maxpedition First-aid/EDC kit. I still had room to fit a small over layer such as a rain jacket or fleece as well.
On either side of the pack there are smaller pockets that will accompany a normal plastic bottle or even a skinny 18oz bottle. These pockets will not fit a normal 32oz Nalgene however if you have a smaller bottle they are great. They also stay very low profile when not in use.
The back of the pack is made from a mesh padding which does a great job at keeping the pack comfortable even when fully loaded and keeping the wearer cool. I actually found that this pack was one of the most comfortable daypacks I have in my lineup and could be compared to the Tom Bihn Synapse, which is saying a lot.
The shoulder straps are backed with the same padding as the back panel. They have a slight curve to them to help with carrying the load. On the top of the shoulder straps there is one row of webbing which many various things can be attached to. The pack also comes with an included sternum strap.
- 1000D Cordura
- Padded laptop sleeve
- Comfortable Carry
- Amazing price in USD
- Plenty of Organization
- No YKK zippers
- The grab handle could be more padded
- Water bottle pockets cannot fit a 32oz Bottle
Overall, the Daypack by the Earth is a super affordable, simple, and practical daypack built with great materials and a good design. The pocket layout of the pack gives you plenty of organizational options while making sure you don't pack too much for the day. I would like to see YKK zippers on the pack, however for $60 I am more happy about the use of 1000D Cordura.