The outer flap protects the two
deep inner pockets and the cargo pocket from wandering hands. Covered in Indium,
and locked in place with the oh-so funky 747 seat buckle, the outer flap zips
open to reveal a large pocket hidden inside. The zipper looks like it has been
sewn on at an odd angle, but when you're wearing the Cargo over a shoulder
the zipper ends up on the level.
The pocket is quite large and
can easily hold a pile of 8.5"x11" paper, or in this example an NEC Ultralite
Crusoe-based notebook. Paper! Who uses paper? Most of the time this pocket
carries the small and bulky things that won't fit in with the more regularly
shaped stuff inside the bag. It is easy to reach with one hand behind the back
thanks to some small zipper thingies, and since the pocket is closed on three
sides, your stuff won't fall all over the side walk when you open it
The cargo pocket lies hidden
behind the outer flap which folds up and out of the way to reveal this pocket and
two others. In all honesty, the cargo pocket gets abused the most on this bag.
Inside of it there is a small pocket to hold fragile things in place. The main
pocket compartment is good for lugging around power adapters or NIC cables
as it can bulge out a few inches.
Above and behind the cargo
pocket are two deep pockets which I didn't find for quite some time after
getting the bag - they are well hidden. The two deep pockets are perfectly
shaped for holding a CD player and a stack of CD's (discs in sleeves are better,
though the cargo pocket will hold about 8 jewel cases). In this example below we
have these two pockets stuffed with a portable CD-ROM and floppy drive for the
NEC Ultralite. There is a stack of CD's behind the USB floppy drive, but you
can't really see them.