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Published on September 28th, 2013 | by Greg


Osprey Cyber: A Commuter Daypack With Looks

For anyone who takes mass transit to work, or bikes to the office each day, it can be a major headache trying to find a bag that looks good and can hold everything, that is durable enough to handle the stresses of the city but also avoid indicating to co-workers that you’re using a backpack meant for middle schoolers.

The Osprey Cyber is built for on-the-go laptop warriors who need to haul their laptops with them everywhere, and don’t want a traditional laptop carrier weighing a single shoulder down. Messenger bags are great, but suffer from the same issues, and rarely come across as professional (they usually say “I’m a bike messenger”).

We usually think of Osprey as a technical travel gear company, making luggage and bags suitable for international trips that might include some hiking or serious wear. The Cyber bag, and the Portal line that it is part of, are more fashionable, everyday options. They still include some of the same technology from their other models, with nicely hidden zipper pulls and durable fabrics. They’ve included not only a laptop compartment that can fit 17-inch models, but also a separate additional fleeece-lined zippered tablet sleeve. Everything is easily accessible, from the smaller top compartment for sunglasses or you phone, to their “Powerhouse” slot for your cords, cables, and power bricks.

The Cyber has held up well, and everyone on staff liked the Grey Herringbone color- it’s stylish and suitable for either gender. Other options include a Chestnut Brown, Pinot Red, and Black Pepper. Available for around $129, you could also choose the Cyber Port model, smaller but with a cute tablet sleeve that allows you to see and use your iPad without removing it.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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