Occasionally a piece of photographic kit arrives that breaks all normal conventions and supplies exactly what you want.
The PGYTECH OneGo is just that kind of product – when it arrived, and even now, a month on, this backpack looked fantastic and packed in plenty of promise. Removed from the packaging, it was instantly apparent why it has a $200+ price tag.
The outer Poly material has a PU coating to make it wear and water-resistant; it’s like an expensive vinyl and has a smooth tactile matt black finish.
Placing the backpack on the desk and checking it over, and every stitch, seam, and divide has the same level of care and attention to design. It is stunning.
One other feature that instantly strikes you is the weight, it’s far heavier than you’d expect. This can be attributed to the tough materials used and the AirFiber back pannel that help makes this backpack comfortable even when fully loaded.
Before we go into how the bag performs, I’ll give you a brief guided tour of some of the features that have stood out during the test.
The first is the four pockets dotted around the bag to stash cards, filters and other accessories. These are all of a good size, and in addition, there’s an open pouch at the top that I used for filter holders.
On the back is a laptop slot accessible from the top. For an 18 litre bag, it’s huge, easily slotting in a 16-inch MacBook Pro without issue.
The next feature is the accessibility, through the top or through either side, with the dividers inside movable to suit your needs.
These features are all good and as expected on a bag, but the real selling point for me was the ability to layout the bag flat. Unzip the YKK zipper down each side, and the bag quite literally folds out, neatly revealing the inner.
Unclip the divides, and then you can fold down the two sides as well; it’s just a great feature.
The PGYTECH OneGo is a day pack, but one that offers the quality and features that you’d expect from high-end professional backpacks.