If you like sleek looking backpacks that feature a minimalist design aesthetic, but still offer plenty of storage space for your daily commute to work or school, then you will be interested in Solo New York’s new A/D Backpack.

This gravity defying backpack checks in at 1.16 pounds, yet it is large enough to carry laptops up to 15.6″ in size, so it feels extremely light and looks super thin, yet it can still get the job done for your work or school needs. Plus, it’s black on black color design echoes its minimalist approach to backpack design, so it not only feels light on your back, but it also looks great too because it doesn’t call unnecessary attention to itself by being gawky looking.

Don’t let this pack’s lightweight design make you feel as if it isn’t durable, because it feels quite expensive, even though its so thin. It also sports a rubberized front section for added durability and spill protection, but I would’ve like to have seen that material extended to the bag’s bottom to protect that vulnerable are of the bag as well.

In terms of pockets and organization, the A/D Backpack features one large compartment with padded sleeves for a laptop and a tablet. It also has another front zippered section that has built-in pockets for organization. Finally, there are two mesh pockets on the side of the bag to hold quick access items like a water bottle or keys. There’s also a strap on the back to allow the bag to be attached to luggage with handles for easier hauling in an airport or other mass transit systems.

Solo New York’s A/D Backpack is now available for $44.99, and you can grab one from Amazon if interested. It really is a great feeling and looking, lightweight backpack with a minimalist design, so if you need a reliable pack that won’t bog you down or make you look like a turtle with a shell on your back, then the A/D is a great option from Solo New York’s latest collection.

Review Summary

Build Quality - 8.5
Price - 8
Comfortability - 8.5
Design - 8.5


The A/D Backpack offers a minimalist approach to backpack design while not compromising the integrity of the pack to keep your daily commute items secure and comfortably on your back.

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