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T-Level were kind enough to send me one of their Infinity Rolltop bags to review and make a short video. So here it is...
Where do I start!? It’s a beast of a bag. It holds 43 Litres with the rolltop extended, 31 Litres with the top down.
Dimensions: 51cm x 16cm x 38cm (75cm x 16cm x 38cm with the rolltop extended)
It’s an incredibly tough bag that will withstand a hell of a lot of abuse. It’s made from 100% waterproof Cordura fabric, heavy duty truck tarp for the base and rolltop. 3M reflective strip and side panels create extra visibility at night. All of the zips are waterproof YKK zippers. So keeping your stuff dry is easy.
I’ve had plenty of time to use this bag over the last couple of months and I can honestly say that it’s the most comfortable bag I’ve ever worn. Padded straps and an adjustable, padded arched frame system seat the bag incredibly well on your back. The arch system also holds the bag away from your back and allows for good air circulation, keeping your back cool and creating a comfy fit regardless of large loads. There is also a chest strap and a removable waist strap for extra support when carrying heavier loads. The only criticism, albeit a very small one is that I would have like to have seen similar compression straps as on the Challenger, as these proved really handy when carrying bike frames, wheels or large items that won’t fit in the bag.
The main pocket is HUGE. You can easily fit enough clothing in there for a month away. Along with all your laptop, cameras, tools, books, trainers and other gear you might want to take away. 43Litres is a lot of space, so much, that you'll probably struggle to fill it. Although it is large, it still fits within the hand luggage size limit at the airport.
Just like the Challenger, the Infinity has innumerable pockets to store all your day-to-day gear. Most of the accessory pockets have a webbed front, meaning everything is really easy to find. No digging round in deep pockets, blindly struggling to find your stuff. There is a large soft padded laptop pocket at the back of the bag which is accessible from the top. It also includes a rubber headphone port so you can stash your iPod safely in your bag away from bad weather.
There are a couple of open side pockets at the base of the bag that are great for carrying Mini D Locks or securing the bottom of a polo stick, camera tripod or any other lengthy object you might want to carry. They’ve even left a drainage hole at the rear side of the pocket so they don’t fill up with water in a downpour.
As Tokyo Fixed Gear rightly put it “This bag might as well have a jet pack built in”
A must have for every cyclist/urbanite needing to carry a ton of stuff around in the rat race. The Infinity Rolltop is a practical and insanely versatile bag that allows you to prepare for every eventuality.
Buy your T-Level Infinity Rolltop from Tokyo Fixed Gear. It retails at £165, so still super cheap for what you're getting. They come in a ton of different colours to cater for every taste. They’ve actually just released a load of new mixed colourways, that I’m sure will make their way over to the UK soon…
If you’re looking for a smaller bag read my T-Level Challenger review here... http://fxdfwd.co.uk/?p=1012
Stop Motion: Jamie Kirkham & Jonny Bee