It was exactly what my grandson wanted, the color, all the pockets, etc. He was thrilled with it. A very nice young man explained very thoroughly what it was all about so that I knew that I had gotten exactly what I had ordered. Thank you for such a good product & great customer service.
Ryan Harrison from Seattle, WA USA on Jun 18, 2012
I came upon this bag unexpectedly and at the right time. I live in Seattle, and happened upon Velo Transit's inconspicuous industrial shop in the twilight of my Ortlieb, that was eating itself from the inside out. It's concept was simple, which I had liked, but the fit and attention to detail was simplistic. This is when I spied for the first time, the VT Edge 30, the antithesis of my now former bag. As a daily cyclist, running errands between work and home, this pack has been my swiss arm knife. The pockets are so well laid out that I can reach several of them without removing the bag, such as those containing my wallet, keys and phone, all of which I'm often accessing. The outer top holds my spare gloves, U-lock and lashing straps with room to spare. This is the easiest pocket to reach when the bag is off, which is perfect for these items. The pocket in front of this is super clever in that it stashes my iPad beautifully and just as well, some nice analog books or a thin binder or note pad. I don't have to do open heart surgery on my bag in the cafe to get to a book. The main compartment is the perfect size for my food, clothes and other bulky items, that when distributed, go unnoticed on my back. The hardware and stitchery on this beauty is top of the line. Monster YKK zippers do not get jammed and are easy to grab with gloved hands. In the four months i've owned this bag through a anything goes winter into a wet spring and with my not so gentle ways, it shows no weak point of construction. It's just well thought out and bomb proof, period. And I can't leave this review without a word on ergonomics. This bag is bliss on the back with it's sculpted contour and shoulder straps that spread the load nicely and without digging in to your sides. I'd go as far as to say, it hugs you. U.S. made, waterproof, comfortable and versatile, make the VT Edge 30 a keeper.
Cameron Brown from Redmond, WA USA on Apr 04, 2012
I bought an Edge 30 three months ago and I absolutely love it. First of all, it is 100% waterproof. I carry my laptop and iPad in it during my daily bicycle commutes in the Seattle rain, and haven't had a single drop of moisture in the main compartment. I also haven't had a drop of moisture in the front pockets, which aren't guaranteed to be 100% waterproof, but in my experience they basically are (especially with the storm shield down). The pack is incredibly well made, very strong. Now that I'm used to it I throw it around without worrying about it - I know it can take it. Everything is very easy to use. The zippers are high quality and don't snag. The roll top is very well designed and takes only a couple of seconds to open or close. The straps and harness are well balanced, I can carry a fair bit of weight and it's nicely distributed and doesn't fatigue my back. It also holds the pack a little bit off your back so sweat isn't an issue - there's airflow between you and the load. I got mine in all black with a yellow storm shield. With the storm shield stowed it just looks like a black backpack, and I'm happy to carry it around indoors. Highly recommended if you need to commute in the rain, or just if you want a beautifully made backpack for daily use.
Esther Garcia-Cuellar from Seattle, WA USA on Dec 10, 2011
The best biking packs EVER!!!
Jonathan Childers from Seattle, WA USA on Oct 14, 2011
I went to SODO to meet Paul in his shop. The demo models had been shipped off to interbike. So Paul walked me through his shop, showing me each piece that would go into The Edge, explaining how it would be constructed.
I had some requests re my particular needs and Paul accommodated all of those with customizations. I explained my timeline for delivery was compressed because I was starting classes - and he committed to delivery by the day before classes started.
I was amazed with Paul's knowledge and demeanor. And when I received the pack (on time), I was blown away by his craftsmanship. I use the bag daily. I carry twenty pounds and the Edge is comfortable all day. It is quiet and fast to open/close the main section. The pockets are spacious and well engineering for easy access. And the floating liner keeps things bone dry.
I have never had a more solid, comfortable, well-made pack than the Edge. Paul is a master craftsman. Let him make you pack- you will love it.