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EMS Zen Daypack

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  • EMS Zen Daypack

    The Zen is designed to be like your personal assistant: keeping you organized throughout the day, so you never miss an opportunity.


    • Padded back panel with breathable mesh foam for a comfortable carry
    • Adjustable sternum strap with safety-whistle buckle; removable waist strap
    • Large fleece-lined, padded laptop compartment with easy outside zip-around access
    • Small top fleece-lined electronics pocket with dedicated port for headphones
    • Large panel-loading main compartment swallows gear and closes with large, durable YKK zipper
    • Hydration compatible with sleeve, clip, and exit port for your reservoir
    • Fleece-lined front sleeve with vertical zipper for your tablet device
    • Small front organizer panel with padded sleeve and key fob
    • Sleek side pocket can be unzipped all the way to hold a large-mouth water bottle
    • Two bottom compression straps to snug down a load or portage a roll pad
    • Made with durable Cordura fabric

    Country of Origin: Imported

  • EMS Zen Daypack

    Cell Phone Pocket/Sleeve Yes
    Dimensions 9 x 11.5 x 19 in.
    Pack Fabric (Primary) 305D Shadow Cordura, 610D/1220D Cordura HP polyester
    Hydration Compatible Yes
    Laptop Size 17 in.
    Organizer Panel Yes
    Padded Laptop Compartment Yes
    Sunglasses Pocket, Lined Yes
    Torso Length One size
    Waist Belt Yes
    Volume 1830 cu. in. (30 L)
    Primary Use Campus
    Weight 2 lb. 1 oz.
    Volume Range 30-45 liters


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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Zen Daypack

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a lot of thought went into this design..

By gringo

from NH

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  • Clever Zipper Arrangement
  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Load
  • Good padding
  • Highly Adjustable
  • Large capacity
  • Quick Access To All Pouch


  • Won't Sit Upright Alone
  • Zippers Not Weatherized

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Day trip
  • Mobile Office
  • Office
  • School

Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Zen Daypack:

The Zen daypack makes it easy to stay organized and gives you quick access to all your stuff. All compartments are accessible thru separate zippers from the outside, not little dividers inside big compartments like some bags. The bigger zippers start on top and run down alternating sides so it's easy to find the right zipper every time, and with the big flaps supported diagonally from above they can't flop wide open and spill their contents while you fish for something on the move. Glasses compartment is top center, suspended over main load, big enough to hold cases for both sunglasses and regular glasses and easily accessed for swapping when going indoors or out; also has a cord pass-thru for music. Big central compartment easily swallows a change of clothes for bike commuting, rain jacket, lunch, and lots more, also has hydration bladder pouch with tube pass-thru. Computer pocket has sling bottom to keep computer from banging on ground, and all spaces have light-colored liners to help you see what's inside. All padding and straps are well placed and work well; bag is very comfortable, snug and balanced when loaded, looks tidy, and slips easily under an airplane seat.

I travel a lot and grew to hate my old pack's identical parallel zippers and deep, dark compartments that would dump their contents if unzipped far enough to see the bottom. I just lived out of my new ZEN pack for 2 weeks of travel to a professional conference and it made everything easy. Only negatives - pack won't sit upright on its bottom, needs to hang, lean, or lay down; and the big central compartment has the only weatherflap-covered zipper. All those unprotected zippers are great for quick access, but I'd like my computer to have as much weather protection as my clothes and lunch. But overall this is a very cleverly designed, practical bag that's easy to live with.

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Good, solid pack

By redbeane

from Cape Cod, MA

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  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Load
  • Good padding
  • Highly Adjustable


    Best Uses

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Zen Daypack:

      Picked this pack up while I was looking at the brand name bags that EMS carries. Happened to spot it below the big name packs, and was pleased that it seemed designed for my every day carry needs. Felt lined iPad and laptop pockets, an eyeglass pocket, and three exterior pockets make everything accessible. Really nice design, solid zippers, and compresses down for a low profile. Rides well when loaded. An interior mesh pocket and a wider hip belt with pockets would be the only improvements I could suggest. A good find.

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