I have three Guerrilla Packs backpacks and have been a fan of their backpacks for awhile. The Voltij was my favorite but after getting their new Samurai bag, this is by far my new favorite backpack in my entire collection.
I have over a dozen backpacks. There’s no real purpose to collecting so many. I’ve just gotten a large number of bags over the years because of this website and the different kinds of trips I’ve taken. Because I’ve been through so many backpacks, I know what to look for in one.
The Samurai backpack is a 50L bag that’s top load and side load. I’m not usually a fan of top load but I like having the option.
The backpack feels incredibly durable and comfortable on my back. I can adjust the shoulder straps and put around the two front straps so it’s tight against my body. The padding on the back is great and provides plenty of airflow so I’m not sweating on my back.
The all black is a perfect color in a backpack. I don’t like standing out when I travel.
Although it includes a rain cover, I can’t imagine much water getting in anyway.
There’s a ton of straps all over the place to tighten the backpack and make it secure.
My only complain is that I don’t have a separate compartment to put my dirty laundry. Instead, I have to put my dirty clothes in a separate bag to put inside the backpack. Another thing to keep in mind is that the front compartment is small and doesn’t fit that many clothes. I did stick in a sweatshirt and jeans but it starts to get tight on the front.
I’ve used this backpack twice on my recent trips to California. I’m seriously giving away all my other backpacks to friends and keeping this one as my only backpack going forward.
- Internal aluminum frame
- YKK Buckles and Zippers
- Main reinforced top grip handle
- Multiple entry points: Top and front Loading
- Front pocket access point with organizer pocket
- Rain cover
- Hydration compatible
- Compression Straps
- Adjustable shoulder straps with reinforced padding, sternum straps, and lumbar pad