Vibe Hybrid Commuter Pack

Gregory morphed the best of a messenger bag and a backpack to concoct the Vibe messenger pack. Worn like a backpack, the Vibe has a large flap closure to keep out rain, dust or just lung-choking exhaust. It also has a large main compartment, organization pockets, and internal and side stash pockets. It is made of a PVC-free, TPU-based tarp-like material.

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Gregory Vibe urban backpack

With seatbelt-like straps — both the top handle and the lid closure — and what seems like a super-durable material, the pack looks like it’ll stand up to the rigors of daily commuters — whether via foot, bike or bus.

The 1,342-cubic-inch pack fits a 17-inch laptop and has a loop so you can clip on a red blinking safety light for biking. A padded back panel keeps sharp office supplies from jabbing. One beef: The pack has no reflective surfaces — something every commuter-oriented pack needs. The Vibe is currently available for $120. www.gregorypacks.com

—Ryan Dionne

Posted by Phil - 09/10/2009 02:55 PM

i just checked, and you cannot buy it direct from Gregory, and REI, EMS, etc. do not list the bag yet. ANy ideas on how to buy one?

Posted by Dave - 09/11/2009 10:49 AM

Moosejaw and Amazon both sell the Vibe. More retailers should have it soon, too; this is a product that is brand new and just hitting stores this month.

Posted by Aaron - 10/22/2009 03:40 PM

Why not purchase the original?

http://www.usoutdoorstore.com/outlet/pacific-outdoor-velocio-messenger-bag.html

PVC Free, a little larger and totally ready for all conditions. Welded seams, and a great harness ready to carry what ever you put inside. REVIEW HERE linktext check out page 52…

-aaron

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