When I added 5 pounds of ankle weights to my regular swim equipment I needed a more substantial backpack and this backpack does the job.
Pluses are the padded straps and the amazing number of different pockets and compartments.
I kind of wish that the outside pockets for water bottles were a bit better.
I hope it will hold up over time - some stitching on the water bottle pockets has started to come loose so I hope that this will be an isolated issues
The first bag ordered, the zipper ripped so this was a replacement order. Very impressed with the customer service and replacement. Thank you
I had been looking for a swim backpack for several months. I have purchased high priced brand name back packs that did not hold up. After 30 years of swimming I was looking for a better product. I have been using the backpack daily. This backpack is great.
I previously purchased a 35 liter Speedo backpack and knew immediately it would be too small for my needs. I was happy to find this bag which was significantly larger and less expensive. The large main compartment easily holds a towel, change of clothing, pull buoy, paddles and goggles. Side pockets carry shower/shaving supplies.
The only thing keeping the bag from five stars is an overly- floppy lid which is a little tough to zipper, especially when I've got a phone and wallet in the top pocket. It's probably because the mouth of the backpack is so large... and definitely NOT a reason to pass on this bag. But I DO wish is was a little easier to zipper closed.
Athletico Swim Backpack