Arc ‘teryx designs for use, conditions and environment. The Blade 20 is geared for both moving through the urban landscape and exploring the world. Its 20 L capacity holds a laptop, tablet, smaller electronics, travel documents, a jacket and lunch. Access and organization are key design components. The clamshell design opens wide for full exposure to the main compartment, and a side zip provides quick entry. Laptops up to 15 inches are protected in a dedicated padded compartment, and an additional sleeve secures a tablet.
A pack designed for business needs to include efficient organization. The Blade delivers. The internal organizer pocket system holds pens, wallet and small essentials. But it goes beyond that. A stretch mesh pocket is specifically patterned to secure a smartphone, and a dump pocket makes it easy to stash cables and power cords. The system includes a zippered security pocket and ingenious stash pocket with a cable pass through so devices can be charged without removing them from the pack. On the outside, there ‘s a stash pocket with key clip, and a pocket on the side keeps a water bottle right at hand. A discreet pocket on the back panel holds a passport and travel documents.
Built to move, the Blade 20 has a thermoformed padded back panel that adds comfort and load support. The shoulder straps have dual density cushioning for longwearing comfort and effective load dispersal. With a streamlined profile not often found in a 20 L pack, the Blade easily handles bike commutes, subway rides and overhead compartments.