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Aer City Pack Pro

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Chris Van Hoven
Aer City Pack Pro

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Whether you’re just beginning your EDC journey or have been here for a while, you’ve most likely gone through your fair share of bags and backpacks. If there’s one thing we’ve realized early on here on the site, it’s that not all backpacks are created equal. And Aer has undoubtedly made a strong case for why they belong in the upper echelon.

With its sizeable 24-liter capacity encapsulated by Aer’s well-known modern aesthetic, the City Pack Pro is Aer’s latest entry in their City Collection. Designed for urban exploration, the City Pack Pro emphasizes easy-access pockets, comfort, and all-weather durability–all characteristics you’d want in an everyday bag for going around the city.

Aer has put a lot of thought into the City Pack Pro’s compartments. The main compartment features a full clamshell style opening, giving you plenty of flexibility to pack your items neatly instead of stuffing them through the top. It comes with an isolated, suspended sleeve for laptops up to 16”, with thick padding and soft fleece lining to prevent scratches and abrasions. Other clever packing details include a front admin pocket for everyday essentials such as pens, sunglasses, or portable headphones (redesigned from Aer's previous bags so it takes up only half of the front compartment, making the slash pocket more usable), a vertical side pocket with a built-in carabiner for keys or a multitool, a quick-access top pocket with soft lining for sensitive items, and an exterior water bottle pocket that comfortably fits a 20 oz water bottle.

Comfort is a top priority with the City Pack Pro, as evidenced by thick, well-padded straps and a contoured back panel made from breathable fabrics, all tied together by a sternum strap with a magnetic buckle. With a length of 18”, a width of 12”, a depth of 7.5”, and an overall volume of 24L, the City Pack Pro maintains a slim profile even when fully packed, perfect for navigating crowded areas or squeezing into public transit.  

Available in gray or olive colors, the City Pack Pro protects from the elements with its 1680D CORDURA ballistic nylon construction. Or you could take things one level higher by opting for the premium X-Pac version, which uses the VX-42 sailcloth, an extremely durable, waterproof laminate made from four layers of hard-wearing materials. Quiet YKK zippers are used throughout the bag, with easy-to-grip tabs to make opening and closing the compartments easier. Lastly, the City Pack Pro features a luggage handle pass-through strap to conveniently secure it to luggage handles when traveling.

With its intelligent layout, rugged and durable construction, and attractive exterior styling, Aer’s City Pack Pro should be at the top of your list if you’re looking for your next tech and EDC-friendly backpack. Check it out at the link below.

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Chris Van Hoven is a multifaceted writer with a keen interest in technology, watches, and the world of automobiles. When he geeks out about technical details and specifications, his enthusiasm for these subjects is contagious.

Having contributed extensively to renowned publications, he has made a name for himself as an authority in the Philippine automotive industry. His expertise can be seen through his engaging articles as Editor-in-Chief of C! Magazine, a prominent car magazine where he offers insightful reviews and comprehensive analysis of various vehicles.

In addition to his automotive pursuits, Chris's horological inclinations are evident in his work for Calibre Magazine and Vintage Grail. Here, he explores the latest watch releases, trends, and the significance of various vintage timepieces, captivating readers with his knowledge and enthusiasm.

Beyond his writing endeavors, Chris is an avid gamer, finding solace in the immersive world of PC gaming. His passion for gaming and tech-related gadgets allows him to stay at the forefront of the industry, always seeking the latest advancements and sharing his experiences with others.

Combining his love for technology, watches, and automotive wonders, Chris Van Hoven stands as a versatile writer who has built a reputation for his expertise and engaging style. His ability to weave together captivating stories and detailed analysis continues to capture readers and fuel his dedication to these ever-evolving fields.

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