Rain City

January has been unseasonably dry here in Seattle, which is unfortunate because I have recently picked up a wonderful piece of watertight bike gear. Meet the SealLine Urban backpack. I know what you’re thinking “Adam, that looks like a typical rolltop watertight backpack.” That’s precisely where you are wrong Sir or Madam. This is the BEST rolltop watertight backpack ever made, because I bought it, that’s why. Seriously, if you’re in the market for a backpack that is reeeeeeeally comfortable and reeeeeeeally watertight and reeeeeeeally beautiful looking, than this is the backpack for you. Did I mention that it’s got killer features like one handed fastening/unfastening? Or the waist AND sternum straps? Or that it’s filled with candy when you buy it?*
The material they use feels like it’s going to last forever. I can’t verify that it will because when I set my time machine to Year Infinity it trips the breaker in my apartment…so…
Here’s where I get critical. The inside of this bag is total devoid of any organizational compartments. It’s an empty bag. I’m pretty cool with that, but other people might not be. There’s no special rigid compartment for your phone. There’s no holster for your Klean Kanteen. There’s definitely not a padded sleeve for your laptop. You can deal with it, like me, or you can buy an assortment of accessories to solve even the smallest of your problems…Yes, even that one.
The bag comes in two sizes, big enough and way too big. I got the big enough one because I actually like being able to see over my shoulders when I ride.
If you’re not into two straps, check out the Shoulder Bag. Hmmm, not too shabby.
Thanks for joining me in today’s installment of “Adam Tells You What To Buy Yourself.” Come back soon and you’ll get to hear me tell you what kind of long underwear to buy (Spoiler Alert: It’s Ramblers Way!)

*Total lie.

BONUS:
Ashlinn found this quiz. Can you spot which piece of furniture is made by Donald Judd and which piece is sold at Wal-Mart? I don’t want to brag (actually I do), I got 100%

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