The lovely people at Huru have asked me to review their H2 model backpack. I thank them again for the collaboration.
Who are Huru?
Huru is the brainchild of Oleg Vlasenko. The word "Huru" in Swahili means freedom. Whilst planning a trip around the USA, he couldn't find a backpack that fitted his needs, This is where the clogs started ticking and the idea was born. The companies main objective is quality. This translates into the entire production process, a lifetime warranty, a unique serial number for each product and the use of raw-materials only. This is even down to the packaging.
I have to say I was very impressed with the complete lack of plastic within their packaging. Hats off to them!
Size and Design
The backpack is made of high quality Cordura 500d fabric which is durable, versatile and reliable and very importantly to me, water repellent. This same material is used by the USA military.
The bag has a 22 litre capacity and meets all the size regulations to be used as carry-on. I am particularly impressed with the quality of the Japanese YKK zippers, which are known for high quality and water resistance.
The bag offers many compartments and even opens up like a suitcase, it's a great choice whether you're going to work, the gym, carrying your photography gear or that weekend getaway. Normally when I travel, my case is an absolute mess, with the interior 3-pocket organiser, laptop compartment, front pocket, hidden front and back pockets, I will no doubt be able to keep my life more in check.
My first impressions of the nylon straps did leave me concerned that this backpack would not be comfortable on long journeys but I was proven wrong. I often go on long hikes so this bag is ideal. Huru claim that the stainless steel stoppers and hooks will last a lifetime, I look forward to putting these to the test.
If you are in the market for an everyday backpack that is versatile for those weekend getaways, road trips and work to gym, I would highly recommend that you check out this bag.