New OGIO Backpack Delivers Function and Style

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Are you an organization freak? If so, you need to check out the OGIO Alpha Convoy 525. Designed by the makers of Callaway golf bags, this rugged backpack has all the pockets you need. Meticulously designed to provide maximum efficiency, Alpha Convoy 525 is your next all-around backpack; because, let’s face it, we adventure types don’t just have one backpack, we have several.

This backpack is designed with for the urban dweller. It has four zipper-up pockets with the rear pocket containing a laptop slot and water resistant zipper. The inside is colored red instead of the normal black which adds a little pop and allows the user to more easily grab their laptop because how hard is it to see the black laptop inside the black backpack, am I right? Unfortunately, my Lenovo T460s does not fit in the laptop sleeve but there is plenty of room in the rest of the rear pocket to fit my laptop.

The backpack features a pocket on the front of the backpack; this is my favorite pocket because it’s spacious. I like to store my pens, eye drops, sticky notes, and sometimes an apple in this pocket because they are easily accessible. The other two pockets run the length of the backpack so they can fit folders, clipboards, and full nalgene water bottles. There are two side pockets, one on each side of the backpack which can hold a small water bottle; personally I use one of these pockets to carry my laptop cord as it fits nicely in the pocket.

PaddleXaminer met Jeff Rang, Design Director at OGIO, at the Winter OR in Denver back in November 2018. In talking with him, I could tell they spend a lot of time designing the new Alpha Convoy. They designed it for maximum efficiency. The backpack is made of Cordura Eco polyester body for extra durability. There are reflective on the trim of the backpack to increase visibility, and extra cushion on the shoulder straps.

Specifications:

  • 25 liter capacity
  • Weight 2.4 lbs (1.1kg)
  • Dimensions 9” L x 13” W x 20” H (22.9cm L x 33cm W x 50.8cm H)

Overall, the Alpha Convoy 525 is a well designed backpack which will server the urban dweller just right! The backpack retails for $149.99 and comes with a limited lifetime warranty; it is available in two colors: Black or Olive.

Michael Chebatoris
About Michael Chebatoris 25 Articles
Michael is a Denver, Colorado-based CPA, marathon runner, alpine skier, and white water paddler. He grew up in Nebraska paddling Marathon canoes with his brother on the lake behind their house. That led to a summer job leading canoe tours on the Platte River for Nebraska State Parks. Now a Colorado resident, Michael is the co-founder of the financial services firm Flagship Consulting. When he's not crunching numbers he can be found enjoying the abundant opportunities for outdoor exploration throughout the Rocky Mountain State and beyond.

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