The OGIO Alpha Convoy 525 Backpack is sleek, stylish, and designed to go anywhere. Unlike other bags, the convoy collection uses 100% Cordura Eco (1200D), the most premium and sustainable fabric, made from ultra-durable polyester and recycled plastic water bottles. It’s been tested for exceptional abrasion resistance as well as anti-tear strength, all wrapped in a rugged, yet functional, design. There’s enough room to comfortably store a 15” laptop + tablet in a special waterproof zippered pocket, two bottles on each side, 4 front molle straps, 6 compression straps, a hidden back panel security pocket, 3 organization pockets up front, and then a luggage pass-through slot for easy transportation. We took this on our daily commute, loaded it with electronics, and even hiked mountain trails with this backpack in tow. Product page. Read more for our full review.
Loaded with a host of features that make this one of the most versatile packs, it’s perfect for work, school, or just everyday use. Want to add even more storage? Simply make use of the Alpha Convoy MOD Storage System that integrates with the entire Convoy Collection. In addition to the ultra protective 15” laptop pocket with separated tablet sleeve, equipped with a protective waterproof zipper and water-resistant fabrics, that protect during or after a rainstorm, reflectivity was built into the body, trim, webbing, and zipper pulls for maximum visibility day or night.
The handy luggage pass-through function makes it a great option for airport travel as well as around town. Also, the expandable volume, made possible by the large zippered top stash pocket, front zippered valuable pocket, internal zippered valuable pocket, will accommodate all gadgets and gear for the day.
We found there to be ample space to carry all of your gear, two full-sized bottles of water, our power banks, smartphones, tablets, and more, up a local mountain trail. It performs ahead of the pack in most categories, like laptop protection and organization, but truly shines in its ease of use. Many compliments were received on the street for its simple yet handsome design. The most critical features in regards to comfort are the design of the shoulder straps, along with the design of the backplate, and the 525 hit the mark for both. There’s even four rows of OGIO MOD webbing that enables you to customize your storage and style with a Convoy compatible MOD Hard Case or Soft Pouch.
Is it worth $149.99? A great backpack is exemplified by a balance of comfort, functionality, and style, while also protecting your laptop, whether you accidentally drop it on the floor, or gently place it on your desk. While many suffice as a bag to hold your laptop, the Ogio Alpha 525 Convoy Backpack combines protection with unique features, making it one of the best we’ve tested. We highly recommend it for anyone that requires the ultimate in protection, comfort, and ruggedness. Get one here now.