Utility for School?

Discussion in 'Razer Gear' started by PIxelade, May 16, 2016.

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  1. Pixelad

    Pixelad Member

    I've been eyeing the Utility backpack for sometime now, and I think I"m ready to get it. However, a second opinion is always appreciated.
    So tell me, do you guys think the Utility would be good for school? I only carry two thin textbooks, a binder, and some small stuff that fits in any old front pocket. The problem I've always had is not having space for clothes, like a jacket.
    It looks like there's a way to constrict the backpack and shrink it down, so does this mean I can have that slim profile while still carrying a ton of stuff?
  2. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    The utility bag looks a bit too edgy for everyday life in my opinion, but if you like it it will definitely do a great job
    Personally I prefer the mercenary bag

    Unless you really carry a ton of stuff you will be able to keep the bag slim, especially if you carry flat things like textbooks
  3. VikariousOne

    VikariousOne Well-Known Member

    Are you getting them confused by chance? I think the Mercenary looks crazy (awesome)! The utility seems different but a lot more minimal than the mercenary so I feel like he won't noticed as much (for better or for worse) with the Utility bag. Just a though though, what do I know about fashion? :rolleyes:
  4. cRaZyaOdx

    cRaZyaOdx Member

    Hi ,

    I owned one and it stores lots of my equipment and my laptop.

    1) 15 Inch Laptop,
    2) Various charger plugs and mouse.
    3) Documents

    its very spacious with all those small pockets.
    Best of all its weather resistant!

    Do consider it =D
  5. Pixelad

    Pixelad Member

    Yeah, originally I wanted the mercenary, but I realized it was a little too flashy and big for me. Plus, the utility only has one main pocket to worry about, while the mercenary is more similar to other backpacks. It also has flaps on the side pockets, which would be annoying to get my water in and out of.
  6. VikariousOne

    VikariousOne Well-Known Member

    Also keep in mind that one pocket means its harder to stay organized. Either way, both great options!
  7. Creambuzzthink677

    Creambuzzthink677 Active Member

    I have the Tactical Pro and it is definitely NOT hard to get my water bottle out.
  8. koh1250

    koh1250 Active Member

    If you cant decide, bring a suitcase. Create a new trend. Your classmates will be like damn son you look soooo cool, time to buy a suitcase too
  9. ndx_leon

    ndx_leon Member

    It would be really showing off if u bring it to school
  10. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    How would that be showing off if he brings a bag to school?
  11. Pixelad

    Pixelad Member

    The mercenary is all flared and stuff, plus it's kind of bulky. I prefer the utility's slim profile and muted look.

    Well you have to open the flap to put the water bottle in, right?
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  12. Creambuzzthink677

    Creambuzzthink677 Active Member

    Hmmm, how do I explain this? The flap has a Velcro closure. Due to the "thickness" of the ballistic nylon flap, the flap can "stick out slightly" if you want. I almost never touch the Velcro on that side of the bag, because my 32 oz blender bottle sticks out of the bag (yet is secure and never falls out) and when I have my bottle out of the bag, I just leave the flap "unstuck."

    I'm a little OCD about Velcro that's been used many times (you know how it gets furry and doesn't stick well), so I generally don't close that side. YMMV.
    Last edited: May 17, 2016
  13. Razer.WolfPack

    Razer.WolfPack Retired

    Hey @PIxelade just speaking from personal experience here, I've been using the Razer Utility Backpack for over 2 years now. While I was an undergrad, I carried it to campus and found no problems packing my books, files and clothes (even jackets) into the backpack. It can however look bulky if packed to the brim with a TON of stuff but if it's just the items you mentioned in your original post then the straps on the sides can be tightened to give a sleeker look to the form of the bag.

    Hope this helps!
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  14. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    On the Tactical Pro Backpack? Nope - there are side pockets that work perfectly for that.

    However, based on other things you've said I don't think you're wanting something the size of the Tactical Pro. However, perhaps the plain Tactical Backpack may suit your needs. There are various reviews for the different backpacks you can find with the "search" feature, but for just the Tactical and Tactical Pro here's the post I made, with photos, comparing the two: Backpacks: Tactical Pro vs Tactical
  15. i just bring a mouse and mouse mat
  16. Blockmonster57

    Blockmonster57 Active Member

    My bottle is stuck in the BPs pocket, and I can't get it out 'cause my RBS is also stuck in there and I'm too scared that I'll do Linus' "Water treatment", if you catch my drift...
  17. Pixelad

    Pixelad Member

    mmm I was talking about the side pocket flaps but okay
    Honestly I just want a big enough pocket so my bag won't look engorged, so I'll stick with the Utility. Still, thanks for you consideration!
  18. Pixelad

    Pixelad Member

    It helps a lot! It's best to have a second opinion from someone who actually owns the product, so I appreciate the information greatly!
    Thanks a bunch :)
  19. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    Ahhh, I gotcha!!
    The side pocket flaps aren't that big. I'm not right beside it at the moment to measure, but I'd say a few inches? Basically, enough to cover the top of the pocket without making up a portion of the pocket itself. (if that makes any sense)

    Some pockets are like maybe half the size and then the flaps make the other half of the pocket as a whole, whereas, these are more like just covers to the tops of the pockets, enough to secure in the items, and a bit less of helping create the pocket itself.

    Though, I suspect that may still be more than you're looking for. :)
  20. mintouch

    mintouch Active Member

    currently i'm using stealth messenger satchel and feel good because it doesn't make sweat on my back in summer.
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