On the durability and convenience front, the Fairview continues to shine. I’ve used it consistently and it’s yet to show any wear, living up to my expectations of the brand.
The harness held up to long days of walking and the balance and suspension were excellent, even on steep, uneven or cobbled streets.
It was the feature I didn’t know I was missing from my old bag, and has been a total game changer, making carrying this pack easy when you have those awkward middle distances to transport it.
It’s easy to access your computer going through security, and the fact that the laptop sleeve keeps the computer from hitting the ground when the bag is set down is a real plus.
The Fairview has lots of little features that are easy to overlook, but good to have: – interlocking zippers to keep your belongings secure – a scratch-free top pocket for sunglasses, etc.
– compression straps in all the right places – super padded side-handle – deep mesh pockets on the front (great for water bottles and maps) The top pocket also has a key hook, which I love, but makes it less ideal for sunglasses.