What's new in Watson 2.0

It's finally here! We've taken 1 year of field testing and countless user recommendations to refine the ultimate everyday pack.

Here's what's new in our forthcoming iteration.

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Improved interior

  • Magnetic laptop stay.
  • Larger secondary document and zippered pockets.
  • Covered side mechanics.
  • Protected business card pocket.
  • Rivet fastened pockets (upgraded from velcro).
  • Padded laptop catch.

New back pocket

We've heard your requests for an additional exterior pocket for small, everyday or quick-access items. The concave back made for a perfect location for a secondary pocket for travel documents or other slim items hidden discreetly behind your back.

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Extended straps

1.0 straps were a bit snug for pack members over 6ft tall so we've added 4" to the strap webbing for a better fit across a wider range of sizes.

2.0 also features upgraded strap-fastening hardware which is more durable and repairable.

Color coding

For easy access at a glance, we've introduced a red decal instead of hard-to-read symbols. Red is revealed when the Pack is locked and covered when unlocked.

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Re-tooled impact-proof latch

We've re-tooled the main latch striker to be exceptionally robust. The new design has been tested extensively in drop and crush tests to ensure lifelong durability.

Side pocket catch

One of the best things about the side pocket is you can use it without taking off your Pack. But stowing blind requires extra considerations.

The new catch allows you to feel more easily when your items are securely packed. It also prevents anything from falling out if you haven't closed the zipper completely.

watson best backpack for work business hard shell
watson best backpack for work business hard shell

SystemMag laptop stay

SystemMag is like if velcro was made by Boston Dynamics. We've used it to create an adjustable laptop stay that prevents your devices from sliding up when your Pack gets tipped - i.e. on the front seat of a car. A handy finger loop makes it easy to grab and the magnets do the rest.

Molded handle

A durable and comfortable alternative to leather, our new molded handle is slightly longer to allow for more comfortable carrying.

watson best backpack for work business hard shell
watson best backpack for work business hard shell

Anodized side release clip

An anodized side-release buckle is a user friendly upgrade for the auxiliary strap.

New monogram placement

Custom monograms now appear on the left strap - where a shirt logo would appear. This execution makes them easier to read and allows us to complete customizations much more efficiently.

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