Top critical review
Very thin fabric; there are better options available.
July 2, 2018
I was looking for a lightweight backpack to replace my diaper bag. Something smallish and sturdy for outings with my 4 and 1 year old. I purchased three similar backpacks from Amazon to compare: this one (New Outlander 20l), Gonex ultralight 25l, and Neatpack 20l.
The New Outlander came in last place because, of the three, it had the thinnest/flimsiest fabric.
The Gonex came in second. Fabric thickness/durability was similar to the Neatpack's, but the Gonex had a couple features I didn't care for. Firstly, the bottom of the pack was not reinforced in any way. Second, the ripstop fabric on the shoulder straps was noisy.
My personal choice was the Neatpack. I liked the (more) substantial feel of the fabric, the fact that the bottom was double layer fabric, and how the straps and back of the backpack were made of a thinly padded mesh which seem more comfortable and quiet.
I opted to return the Outlander. I can't say how durable it actually is, just that I wasn't as impressed with it as I was with the other options.