Bought as a travel backpack for sailing trips (and dinghy rides) as well as commuting in a downpour. The 28L size is a bit big for me, but the shoulder straps are well placed for my small frame. The description doesn’t include the fact that there is a padded laptop compartment and a few other smaller pockets inside the bag, which was a pleasant surprise. I took one star off because there was a small defect in the stitching of the Velcro for the front pocket (one seam missed the Velcro so it was not fastened correctly). I handstitched the Velcro rather than try to exchange the bag.
Bought the small size backpack for a trip to the Antarctic to keep my camera and gear protected on zodiak rides to land. Love the look and plenty of room. Going to put it in the tub tonight, but under faucet all good and dry on inside. Plus, it is nice looking!
I just received my gili backpack and love it the minute I unpackaged the box. I have bought so many dry bags to test ones out for a long period of time and the gili one is the best for me! It saves me time when coming to shore after a long day of paddling I can just put the back pack on and away I go in one trip back to my car. I purchased the largest one as I don’t like a lot bags on my gili meno paddle board This purchase is worth my full and honest review
I longboard around the beach nearly everyday and have been in the market for a new backpack. When I saw GILI launched one, I grabbed it straight away - and I'm glad I did. Absolutely no sand or water gets inside due to it's impressive roll & clip closing system, which is huge for me seeing as I'm on the beach nearly everyday. It doesn't bother my back when I sweat (boy do I sweat) and the material doesn't get super hot in the sun. The storage is impressive as well. Definitely love my GILI backpack - 5/5 stars!
This bag is very durable, stylish and has tons of pockets. You can fit anything you need in it, so it’s amazing and the fact it’s waterproof for that big of a bag… YES PLEASE!!