The Altego Polygon Sunfire is an entirely unique, fun, and very useful backpack. Ir’s clear that a lot of design thought was put into both the quality of this backpack and its appealing looks. Also, it is highly functional, with 9 plus pockets, and it’s multipurpose – fitting both an iPad and a laptop.
The overall look of the pack is very hip with smooth, crisp lines rounding out the edges with an orange sun-fire trim. The stark contrast against the charcoal grey is very Tron. We also love the polygon padding on the back of the backside. This material is really comfortable against your back. Just behind the padding is the laptop compartment. In a unique design take, the entrance to the laptop compartment is located on the side, not the top. Unzip and slide it into the orange and gray flannel quilted lining, then zip it back up. It lies right across your back, which may seem uncomfortable, but the polygon padding has enough cushion and ridges, to keep it off your back and still be pleasant to carry.
The backpack straps are cute on the outside, matching the rest of the bag, but they sport a comfy padded mesh material on the inside. That makes the straps super comfortable, even on bare flesh. Also, these straps are moisture wicking and smoothes with time rather than roughing. Carrying the bag is very comfortable, even if the bag may be a little big for your frame, as it was for me. So this is definitely not a tiny pack, but not too big either. The internal compartment is well designed and roomy too. It has a padded and quilted pocket for an iPad. Just behind that pocket is a very large zippered pocket. The opposing side has two Velcro pockets that are extremely long and would be perfect for storing wrapped up chords.
The leftover additional space is substantial. My husband and I used it for an overnight stay and it fit everything we needed. The bag does not taper in at the top, like some backpacks, so there is more usable space there. Covering over the top of the bag is a tailored flap that has a perfect iPhone size pocket. The shape of the flap really creates a pleasing angular look as it curves towards the exterior front pocket where there are pen slots and more pockets. It also helps maintain the structural shape of the bag. On the sides are two exterior pockets that I stored my mobile accessory chargers in as well as a stick of deodorant. It is a perfect size for that. These are covered with a theft deterrent flap that clips into the top flap via Fidlock snaps, which are magnetic buckles that automatically close and then are opened by sliding them horizontally. These are really awesome, I hope to see more of them around.
Furthermore, the durable water resistant ripstop material make this bag a friendly choice for bikers and pavement pounders. It fends off a brief rain and looks really cool in the process. Plus, we really like how gender neutral this pack comes off, and that it has a very strong sense of style without being overbearing. This, combined with the vast utility possibilities, and comfort levels make it a win in our book, especially for $89.99. Check out Altego for more info.
The Good: Fun design and colors, Comfortable to wear, Oodles of Space and pockets, Very Attractive
The Bad: Large