BO Gear Elephantitas review
A few months ago I bought a second hand Elephantitas off user generic hipster so thought I’d write a review seeing as I use it (and love it) so much
Originally I was skeptic of how useful so much space would be and might be to much space, but since one came up around the same time I was planning on upgrading bags I thought I may as well get one. And since I’ve had it I haven’t looked back. From being able to carry all my stuff in one bag and be able to ride to baseball, to carrying a case (or 2 when packed properly) of beer with ease, to doing a weeks worth of grocery shopping and not have plastic bags hanging off the handle bars asking to break and ruin the trip, this bag does it all.
Even through all my travels with it I haven’t quite reached the huge 51 litre capacity and regularly have to make use of the compression straps to make it easier to wear, and even when I’ve got close and the bag seems to look way to heavy the clever ‘x’ strap across the chest with the padding on both shoulders distributes the weight evenly and it hardly seems that I’ve got as much stuff inside as I so often do.
The waterproof (citation needed) outer layer is also a godsend when riding to school or to a baseball game and need a change of clothes and equipment to remain dry without the need for putting everything in plastic bags.
In hindsight, if I was to purchase this bag new, which I would without question, I would invest in a back pad as sometimes if I’m in a rush and don’t pack it properly things can stick into your back. And I would also get a custom one to swap everything over as I wear it on my right shoulder (stupid lefties).
Overall I would rate this bag a 9.5/10 the only downside being the weight of the actual bag and the massive sweat patch it can leave, even though that’s just me being picky and obviously come with the nature of a bag the size of an elephant.
Hope this review has helped you