The Claim: Gregory bills the Border as the perfect daily companion. Two separate compartments allow easy organization for bike commuting, overnight stays, gym days, and airport travel.
The Trial: I used the Border daily for six months for all of the above.
The Verdict: The Border first caught my eye due to TSA-friendly laptop storage. A U-shaped zipper runs around a compartment inside the back panel. Simply unzip and slide the Border through x-ray. In eight security screenings, no one batted an eye. The bag clamshells open to lie flat. A protected sleeve puts the heavy electronics next to your back, with an I.D. pocket above. Tired of carrying a backpack? Gregory designed the Border with a sleeve between the back panel and pack so you can slide it on your roller luggage handle. Two front zip pockets, a side sleeve for water bottles, and another side zip pocket keep everything organized. The Border offers impressive versatility in a highly functional package. Plus, it adapts to whatever a trip to the mountain brings. $130; gregorypacks.com