Marmot Trans Hauler Backpack

Marmot Trans Hauler Backpack
Overview:
The weather in Washington state the past few weeks have been pretty windy and wet, typical for April, and I thought it would be good time to review Marmot's Trans Hauler backpack. I've been needing a new backpack for school with the requirements that it must pretty water resistant, durable, not to big nor small, and not too expensive. I think the list above are what most people who are looking in a travel, school, or work backpack.

Fit and Performance:

The Trans's Hauler has a capacity of 28L with three outside zipper compartments. The front facing zipper is heavy duty and water resistant, great for keeping electronics as the inside pocket is plush and soft as to not scratch any screens or valuables. The main zipper unzips 3/4 of the length of the backpack giving easy access to anything you need inside like a textbook, lunch, or even quickdraws. At the back is a laptop/tablet compartment which is large enough for a 17" laptop which also has a small sleeve for a tablet too. The video below shows in depth all the features of the backpack better than any written review could. 

The MSRP of the backpack is $125 which is very respectable considering the pack is made of 300D TPE Laminate and 420D High Density Nylon. If none of those numbers make sense, the backpack uses very dense fibers making it highly abrasion and puncture resistant. The backpack fits me at 5'10" but doesn't fit my wife at 5'4", so it's meant for an average size man or slightly taller woman. 

Summary:
The Marmot Trans Hauler backpack is work horse that is built to last and perform. I would be willing to take it anywhere, anytime, any place for any adventure.

Front facing zipper compartment with heavy duty water resistant zipper

Pros:
  • Burly fabric and construction for durability
  • Highly water-resistant construction
  • Large enough for the entire day for school, work, or traveling
  • Reinforced handle for grabbing it on the go
  • Aesthetically pleasing design
  • Reasonably priced
Cons:
  • Hip-belt is pretty much useless
  • No shoulder adjustments

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