RAINS Field Bag vs Swiss gear 1900

  • Great for light travel
  • Looks great and is really water proof
  • Zipper broke down after a few months of use
  • Had this for two years, only used occasionally when traveling
  • Not durable
  • Great for travel
  • Lots of compartments
  • Built to carry a laptop
  • An inner pocket for clothes
  • A zipper snags on itself

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RAINS Field Bag
Rains Backpack Review | Pack Hacker
.Overall, our experience with the Rains Backpack was just OK
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6 months ago
packhacker.com
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Swiss gear 1900
Worst Engineering of a Backpack Ever
Usually Swiss Gear products are fairly well made. Unfortunately, the person who was responsible for the engineering of this bag should be fired. I've included two photographs. The first is the bag leaning against a cabinet. This is the only way the bag will sit up. The second photo is what happens t...
1/5
ACDC
4 years ago
amazon.com
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Comfort

RAINS Field Bag
Rains Backpack Review | Pack Hacker
.Overall, our experience with the Rains Backpack was just OK
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6 months ago
packhacker.com
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Swiss gear 1900
Awesome, very versatile pack.
I just love this pack! It replaced a FuL pack that isn't offered any more. There's lots of pockets and loops to handle my nerd + first aid + office supplies and huge space in the middle (I can fit four 2-liter bottles inside while also carrying two laptops, a tablet, and a cell-phone -- plus my nerd...
5/5
rkl
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Commute

RAINS Field Bag
Almost great
This bag is minimalist and waterproof, both of which I love. However, after a month or so of more or less daily use as an urban commuter, the material around the logo has started to peel off, revealing a lighter colored material beneath. I would have hoped it would last longer without getting damage...
4/5
K. Welch
5 years ago
amazon.com
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Swiss gear 1900
Awesome, very versatile pack.
I just love this pack! It replaced a FuL pack that isn't offered any more. There's lots of pockets and loops to handle my nerd + first aid + office supplies and huge space in the middle (I can fit four 2-liter bottles inside while also carrying two laptops, a tablet, and a cell-phone -- plus my nerd...
5/5
rkl
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Zipper

RAINS Field Bag
Nice bag, bad zippers
Had this for two years, only used occasionally when traveling. Like other reviewers, zippers broke.
3/5
David Huber
3 years ago
amazon.com
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Swiss gear 1900
When it first arrived I was pleasantly surprised to find the zippers were all very big and the quality felt great. This pack is
I was initially a little concerned about purchasing this pack because of the negative reviews regarding the zipper quality. When it first arrived I was pleasantly surprised to find the zippers were all very big and the quality felt great. This pack is big and has more than enough room for my laptop,...
1/5
Wack Zingo
7 years ago
amazon.com
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Compartment

RAINS Field Bag
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Sleek Backpack With Minimalist Aesthetic - The Rains Backpack & Backpack Mini
Fine now for those of you who might have a bigger laptop case or a bigger laptop sleeve, it is an elasticated pocket, so it will fit most of those larger cases and sleeves all right. So this is the raine backpack on me and 510. This is the backpack mini now when it comes to comparing the backpack to the backpack mini
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Rushfaster
7 months ago
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Swiss gear 1900
Great backpack!
I've been using a traditional "laptop briefcase" for 20+ years, so I was a bit hesitant to change to something different. I noticed that younger people tended to prefer using a backpack. I've gotta say that it's much more convenient. It's great to free up a hand. About this Swissgear backpack in par...
5/5
WEL
2 years ago
amazon.com
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Size

RAINS Field Bag
youtube
Sleek Backpack With Minimalist Aesthetic - The Rains Backpack & Backpack Mini
Fine now for those of you who might have a bigger laptop case or a bigger laptop sleeve, it is an elasticated pocket, so it will fit most of those larger cases and sleeves all right. So this is the raine backpack on me and 510. This is the backpack mini now when it comes to comparing the backpack to the backpack mini
PositivePositive
Rushfaster
7 months ago
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Swiss gear 1900
Like Swiss Gear, used them in the past and they were tough, but DOES NOT FIT my 17.3" HP or Dell
Past experience with Swiss gear caused me to purchase this bag. My old Swiss Gear finally had zipper failure after years of brutal use. Unfortunately, this bag will NOT hold a large 17.3" Laptop/Mobile Workstation. The zipper failure on my old bag was in part because the fit was so tight on my HP an...
2/5
Happy Father
2 years ago
amazon.com
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