I started my deep dive back into Twitter with these thoughts on my newly acquired Amazon Basics Urban Backpack. My account was still private at the time so I am going to share what I wrote here in its entirety:
My AmazonBasics Urban Backpack arrived today. The color is Army Green. The current price is $25.80. I paid $12.91 shipped for a Very Good condition from the Amazon Warehouse/Outlet.
It does not look like a backpack. It looks like a weird fabric rectangle. It is very light and made of fabric that does not feel expensive nor cheap. It is indifferent. It is here to carry your crap and it resents you for it.
It has a big laptop sleeve area with a huge storage space for electronics, books, binders or a bucket of KFC.
There are no pen slots. In fact, there are no small pockets whatsoever. This bag is all about piling in your crap as fast as you can and getting out of there. Throw a pen in every pocket and you’ll be covered in case you have to sign something in a hurry.
Oh, look. I think the pen straps are on the arm straps. How cool you will look with four pens clipped on for the whole world to see. Are you a writer? No, Amazon just decided this is where pens go now and Jeff Bezos has me under constant surveillance so I must do what he says.
Finally, there is a nifty quick storage pocket on the very front with a magnetized opening. This is great for thieves who want to steal from you. If you are like me, all a thief will get out of this pocket is my hemorrhoid cream and some eyeglass wipes.