The black U100 Urban Elite Backpack from Pelican delivers total functionality and ergonomic design in a strong pack designed to hold a laptop up to 17". Its hard-shell, impact-protected front panel unzips to reveal another safe compartment large enough for an iPad or tablet, plus an organizer for small stuff such as pens, note pads, or business cards. This panel also protects the pack in case of drops or severe contact during your travels.
Your laptop is held securely within one of the pack's two cavities. This first compartment is an ABS thermoplastic which is watertight, crushproof, and tested to meet IP67 standards of 3' submersion for 30 minutes. An EQ valve helps control pressure while traveling. The second zippered cavity is for anything else you might want to take along such as clothes, documents, or collateral material. An additional rear zippered compartment provides extra storage capability. Access to this top-loading pack is via the easy-open push-button latch and easy throw zippers.
The U100 is made from 1000D Kodra nylon, and is polyurethane-backed for added strength. Kodra nylon has a rougher, fuzzier texture than traditional nylon. It is more abrasion-resistant and generally more lightweight. The front plate is hard polypropylene.
The U100 is carried by its padded, adjustable shoulder straps and supported by a sternum strap to help with stability while walking. The pack comes with Pelican's rigid, well-balanced, rubber-molded top carry handle. Compression straps help you adjust the overall footprint of the pack by allowing you to expand or contract the overall size to suit the load you are carrying. The back panel is S-curved and ventilated for maximum comfort. As a bonus, the bottom of the pack has sling straps that are used for attaching your jacket or bed roll. And, since a day in the field can be long and arduous, Pelican has provided a hidden water bottle pocket on the side of the pack.