Product Review – Karrimor Indie 30 Daypack
A wheelie suitcase is the luggage I normally use for weekend breaks, but now I have used the Indie 30, I am converted, and I love the colour.
The biggest disadvantage I have found with wheelies is the number of times they have to be carried rather than wheeled – the quantity of stairs in airports and cities is quite staggering!
Not so with the Indie 30 – pop it on and that’s it. Although it is called a laptop bag, there is plenty of packing space for a weekend away. The main body of the pack holds easily enough clothes, including shoes, for a few days, and there are two further zipped compartments for the extras; and the padded laptop section is a bonus.
In the past I have had concerns about the security of backpacks, but this has been addressed here – there is a smallish internal zipped security pocket which would cause problems for most thieves.
The padded straps and moulded back make for a very comfortable carrying experience and there is an optional waist strap for added safety. The handle on top is secure for the rare occasions on which it is necessary to carry the pack, and the bag is well within the requirements for on board luggage for most airlines. In fact, I found it unnecessary to use the overhead locker because it tucked nicely under the seat in front, which also means it would be a very handy carryon on a long haul flight when the main luggage has been checked in.
Would I recommend the Indie 30? Without a moment’s hesitation.