Aerostich Dispatch Bag
- Product Review (submitted on September 24, 2011):
I buy a lot of different things from 'Stich so a few years back when The Boy was once again in need of a bag for school I finally decided to get him a Dispatch bag. See, until then, he always used backpacks those one shoulder things like most of the kids. Problem was; none held up. Last time we even bought a real high end pack but it was falling apart within 5 months. Most were lucky to make it through a quarter. The cause was that the Boy never used his locker and carried all his books and supplies everywhere every day. They all fell apart. The zippers would fail, the books wear through the sides, seams burst and buckles snapped. Yes, he is a one man torture test.
I figured the 'Stich bag would hold up better. Well, it is MUCH better. So far infinitely better. He used it for two years and, other than looking dirty, it is in the same shape as when we bought it. The Boy decided that for his senior year he wanted a new bag. So I bought him a new dispatch that, luckily, came in his school colors (Red and Black). I now use the old one for my school/lunch/everything bag and ride motorcycle every day. Much more comfortable to ride with than a backpack and easier to get on and off; doubly so when wearing an armored jacket. Plus it keeps everything dry.
Made in the USA, much more bang for the buck and looks like it might last forever. Seriously, I'm POed at myself for not getting one sooner. I have other relatives going to school or ride motorcycles; I may have found the perfect gift for them.