I bought the G4free expecting a light backpack that could carry a few things I had for my long awaited hiking trip. I was not at all disappointed with my purchase, after the first few hikes, as the backpack was just what I was looking for in size and weight.
Admittedly, I thought I might have to purchase another backpack after two or three hikes, thinking the G4Free Travel Backpack would not last very long, but I was to be pleasantly surprised in that department! The backpack is as sturdy as it is light. There are a few other great features added to that as well, as I will explain in greater detail, but I was not at all disappointed with the buy.
As with almost any product, it is not everything you need, especially if you are an advanced hiker looking to pack as much as you can. I would like to go into this review by stating that the fact that I rate this backpack so highly is because I do not assume it has everything you could ever want, rather, I approach my review with the knowledge that it is the best of its kind.
To start off, one of the most interesting factors about this backpack is the lightweight material. Being already obliged to carry weight for what I need, there could be nothing more irritating than the thought that the backpack itself is adding to that weight in and of itself. The G4Free, at three-quarters of a pound, is a considerably lightweight backpack given its size.
The lightweight not only means you are not burdened more than you need to be, but it also allows the backpack a convenient sort of versatility that allows for folding when empty, from which you can then store it in a pouch until needed.
Its 40L storage capacity is pretty impressive as well. While that isn’t the largest you will find in a hiking backpack, and it is more than enough for a short hiking trip, which is what the rucksack is made for anyway. That amount of volume is calculated by its depth at 7.8 inches multiplied by a height of 22.8 inches and a width of 13.4 inches. Again, not the largest of bags, but more than enough for all intended purposes.
Its material is of high quality, which is an aspect that you really can’t overlook. Having the backpack give in to the weight of the contents inside while you are in the middle of nowhere is the stuff of a hiker’s nightmare but something you do not have to worry about with the G4Free’s surprisingly durable material.
The fabric is also tear resistant and waterproof which adds to its resistance. Much of what wear backpacks like these down are the harsh conditions they are put through, and with the latter two features offering protection from tears and adverse weather, the backpacks durability is ensured to last a long time.
Finally, there is the comfort factor that is just as important as everything else the backpack has to offer. The shoulder straps, which are pleasantly padded and adjustable, are the first things you will want to look at as they touch on the part of the body that has to carry all the weight.
Chest clips also help add comfort and stability. There are a few external pockets and pouches to help reach into things quickly without taking the backpack off, such as the spandex front pouch.
- There are a lot of quality backpacks out there that offer huge storage space, durability, and comfort. There are, however, very few that offer those qualities all together so well, without any compromising the other.
- The great thing about the G4Free Travel Backpack is that it offers a little bit of everything in a unique and well-balanced way.
- What turns out to be the great thing about this backpack can also be considered perhaps the only one of its faults. If you are looking for something that offers you the best of at least one of its features, then the G4Free backpack is not the right on, but if you are looking for balance, it is possibly the best on the market.
There is a certain humility that you get out of the G4Free Travel Backpack as if it presents itself you without any promises, but with the intention of pleasantly surprising you. Users aren’t professional mountaineers looking to ascend the highest heights, but instead explorative hikers who are looking for a backpack that will serve their needs in as reliable a way as possible, and the G4Free backpack delivers on that front.
If you know what you are looking for, there is no way to be disappointed in what this backpack has to offer.