Carbonado GT2 Review: Added protection for the traveller
Carbonado's new backpack brings tons of functionality and protection that can take the worst bumps
Most backpacks don’t offer even the slightest protection against accidental drops and bumps. This protection is key especially if you carry a laptop or a camera with you at all times. It becomes critical if you commute on a motorcycle. Carbonado stepped into resolve this very issue with the GT2.
‘Urban mobility gear’, as Carbonado calls it, is designed from the ground-up for someone with an active lifestyle and you notice it the moment you pickup the backpack for the first time. The strong polycarbonate shell is woven with Eva backed 900D reverse fabric for a lightweight yet robust construction that can take a serious beating. In fact it has been tested for a shearing force of 1000Nm.
As we travel around the country and the world, the all-weather proof qualities do come in handy and the waterproof zippers and the hard case top pocket has kept the contents of the backpack dry. Designed keeping in mind an active, on-the-go lifestyle, the backpack features an aerodynamic design as well as sternum strap to ensure that the backpack stays snug on your back even when riding a motorcycle. We found it to be particularly useful and the backpack does come across as a great riding backpack.
On the functionality front, the GT2 comes with a concealed external pocket that can easily hold a 15- inch laptop. The pocket also gets protective padding for the laptop. It also gets a thermal insulation pouch that keeps food or beverages at their ideal temperature for hours. There is a USB port with a 3.5mm jack that ensures that you don’t have to carry a powerbank in your hand
As you open the GT2, you will see that there are a number of compartments that have been ergonomically designed and positioned. Compartments for the things you need the most are placed on the outside and larger items can be stowed away.
All in all, amazing functionality, great looks (we got the GT2 in a unique colourway) and top-quality construction with premium materials ensure that the Carbonado GT2 is hard to not recommend.