Short and squat yet carries a lot...!
Damn... didn't mean to make that one rhyme but it has now stuck as an adequate description! We wanted to call the bag something else similar to "Chunky Toad" which is also short and squat (urbandictionary worthy), but weren't sure you were ready for that! Regardless, the name seems highly suitable and has now stuck!
The Chunky Toad, is part of our messenger backpack range with all the comforts of dual shoulder straps, complete with the ease of access of a flap style opening. It is perfect for those who need to quickly see everything in their bag, access it easily, yet dont want sore shoulders from carrying a messenger bag. It is large, yet manageable through strategically placed compression straps and can comfortably carry a carton of beer should you find the need!
Chunky Toad is in stock and ready to ship!
Dimensions: H: 470mm x W: 270mm at base, 530mm at fold / top x D: 180 to 225 mm
Volume: 42L (or two slabs of beer + ice)
Weight: approx. 1.4kg
Opening: Flap style top opening
iGuide: 13, 15 & 17 inch laptop in rear pocket, iPad in front pocket.
Material: 1000D Cordura Exterior, 300D Polyester interior
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The Chunky Toad is designed as an everyday backpack with room for the occasional big haul. It's 42L main tub comfortably fits 13, 15 and 17 inch laptops, and could possibly even carry a 21 inch moniter should you feel the need! The bag is slightly tapered which means it is easy to put in large items such as a full carton of beer. On the front internal wall there is a pocket sleeve which fits iPads, A4 notes, or a 13 inch laptop. On the back internal wall is a massive pleated pocket, sized to fit 17 inch laptops, or perfect for segregating items from the main tub. As it is pleated, it can expand to almost the same volume as the main tub, which is perfectly suited for keeping your dirty clothes separate from your daily work items!
On the outside of the bag is a pleated pocket for stashing your valuables and everyday items. As it is pleated, the contents of this pocket will not be crushed regardless of what is in the main tub! On the outside of this pocket is a dedicated pen pocket, as well as slip pocket for your phone, wallet, or business cards. Below the pleated pocket is our quick access D-lock sleeve, which prevents your valuables or the contents of the main tub from being crushed by this heavy, yet essential cycling item.
If what you want to carry doesn't fit inside the tub, multiple clip points enable you to safely lash it down to the outside. People have used it to carry bike frames, wheels, and even an oversized Esky on occasions! You can also use these clip points for hanging our pouches from. Because of the potential to carry a large load, there is top compression, as well as two buckles for holding the flap closed. You can also use the flap itself as compression should the need arise. This main flap is wide which provides good shower protection, while also having reflective tape, as well as clipping points for blinky lights.
The main shoulder straps are tapered (fatter over your shoulder for comfort), contoured and padded with 10mm of high quality EVA foam. They distribute heavy loads amazingly, and will not dig in or rub uncomfortably. Webbing on these straps are perfect for hanging pouches from, while D-rings make an easy point to clip your keys. The adjustment webbing is also replaceable should the need arise. There is a backpad as well, complete with removable 10mm EVA foam, and 1.5mm HDPE framesheet. With this combination, nothing will be able to stab you in the back ever again!
We highly recommend our hip belt upgrade with the Toad, as it increases comfort both on and off the bike with heavy and bulky loads. Oh, and the Toad has a very large secret pocket... big enough for A5 documents. It is perfectly sized for multiple passports (James Bond style), or a fat wad of cash.
Outer: 1000D Cordura, a highly abrasion resistant material built for heavy abuse!
Liner: 300D polyester, which gives the bag a soft and lightweight construction.
Chunky Toad is water resistant.