Since I have only just gotten the pack I will not be able to give a full review, however I would like to give an overview of the pack.
First off; This pack is a real looker:
The bag is very visually appealing. I really enjoy the Bamboo color as well as the stylish use of reflective material that is both flattering and functional. Major Plus!
Second: Pockets Galore
The accessory pocket contains mesh dividers to organize your necessaries.
This is the main compartment of the Momentum. As you can see it too contains mesh dividers. I think that I will use this bag for bike trips and short hikes in warm weather, so these will most likely be used to hold camera equipment and the like. I think that this a great idea to have divider pockets in a bag of this size because it provides the ability to protect you camera gear without lugging around a big stiff camera specific bag.
The laptop compartment has ample room for this 15.4 in comp. It is also very padded to protect your investment.
When I initially looked at the bag I was a little bummed by the fact that it appeared to have no side pockets for a water bottle. However, upon further investigation I found that it did in-fact have such pockets, and they were better than expected. Unlike most bags where you have open-top pockets, the Momentum has pockets that zip out when you need them to hold a bottle, and zip up when you need to carry precious cargo in them; DOUBLE SCORE!
What comes next still blows my mind:
Now you see 'em...
Now you don't! The shoulder straps have a compartment that they can be tucked into to make this sweet backpack into a streamlined brief-case! What a cool idea. I can think of so many useful applications for this feature; air travel, functional professionalism for those who ride their bike to work, and even storage. This is a great feature, and the good news is that even when you pack the straps, the interior capacity is not inhibited.
From what I can tell this is going to be a great bag. I cannot wait to put it to the test and check each feature individually.
Thank you Osprey for choosing me!
UPDATE: I HAVE A NEW REVIEW THAT FOCUSES ON THE FEATURES AND NOT THE COSMETICS. CHECK IT OUT: http://randomstreamoc.blogspot.com/2011/04/update-osprey-momentum-backpack.html
oh yeah, thanks for the cool hat too:
Look for updates every once in a while and a review in a month or two, the testing begins today.
This could be the beginning of something special,