Backpacks are a challenge to review as many look and feel the same. My goal is to always breakout what I think sets a backpack apart. The folks at STM Bags sent over the STM Trestle Backpack for me to review. Having reviewed a few of their backpacks in the past, I am pretty familiar with their product line. But this specific backpack I instantly fell in love with.
First and foremost was the build quality in that they have really stepped into the premium backpack category in material and build. The inside of the bag was where it really sold me in how well they protected my devices. The sleeves where a laptop or tablet will go are fleece lined making for a fantastic scratch free environment for my devices. Thoughtfully there is a well designed pad at the bottom of the bag so that if I set the bag down hard, I will not bust anything.
While the STM Trestle is smaller than most backpacks, it fits my 12 inch laptop and my iPad Pro perfectly. There no less than 6 pockets to stash stuff a nice feature is a zippered pocket within a zippered pocket where you can make it harder for someone to get to that pocket that is snooping. It is designed in such a way that both men and women will want to have this on their shoulder.
In the main pocket of the backpack there where 4 sections to organize your gear/ paperwork. Critical straps are always double and triple stitched with bag zippers that will not bind and or break. To many laptop bags come with weak zippers that split. This is not the case with the STM Trestle.
Priced at $119.95 I am confident that you will get years of use out of this backpack. It is the perfect travel or day to day companion to tout your gear around yet be small enough you can stash it under the table at lunch and not have it in the way.