Product Review (submitted on May 1, 2010):
I bought the Commuter when I started a new job in 2006 that allowed me to bicycle commute. I live in Wisconsin and I ride year-round unless the snow is too deep and hasn't been plowed yet. I've been through 4 winters now with this pack and it nearly looks as good as the day I got it. It hasn't lost a stitch and nothing has broken on it. And this bag holds a lot, too. Here's an inventory of what is typically in the bag: My bag's rain cover and my rain gear live in the bottom. Then there's my laptop, lunch, pants, socks, belt, pump, and sometimes a book, shoes, or other item. And I always find room to stuff other items in, including my jacket when it's too warm to wear it home. The top pocket always has my work badges, keys, Kleenex, etc. I don't usually use the side pockets but they've been handy for those one-off things you need to tuck in. I'm a true believer in Arkel quality!