Sometimes you just need a one-size-fits-all solution that fills in the blanks for your needs. For some of us, the more we stay in the city, the more we yearn for the great outdoors or business trips. But when we look at our backpack, we just know it’s not suitable for that particular use or not enough to handle everything we want to take with us.
So why not? Nayo Smart thinks so, so they combined a daypack, travel, business, photography, or sports backpack into the Nayo Smart Almighty backpack. The Nayo Almighty combines unique functionality with a futuristic look. Its outstanding build with waterproof and environmentally friendly TPU fabric is the biggest prime point. This pack holds about 25L, making it an ideal travel pack for those who prefer to travel minimally. If that doesn’t describe you, fear not— You also have a 32L capacity option with this futuristic backpack.
If you’re interested in learning more about this backpack, you’re going to want to check out the review below—it’s got all of our experiences from the last two weeks of testing!
- Capacity: 25L, 32L
- Weight: 1.2Kg
- Dimensions: 46 x 32 x 16 CM, 51 x 35 x 17 CM
- Materials: TPU fabric, Nylon, Polyurethane, Waterproof Zippers
- Laptop Compartment Size: Up to 17.3-inch laptop
- Waterproof: 100%
Materials & Aesthetic
The Nayo Smart Almighty has the durability and functionality you want in a travel pack rolled into a smart, clean design. I’ve found it to work great not only functionally speaking but aesthetically speaking.
The fabric is softer, the shape is more round, and the Hypalon tabs on the harness system are pretty cleaner. This makes for a more streamlined look and user experience.
At the time of this review, the Nayo Almighty is only available in one color scheme, and that’s an all-time favorite, Black—so if you’re hoping for something a little more colorful, you’re not going to find it here. But if you’re a business user, then you will definitely like this all-black color, it give the ultimate luxury feel.
Looks-aside, the materials Away opted for feel nice and durable. As I already mentioned, the nylon exterior is water-resistant. That water resistance is great for drizzly days or if you accidentally set the backpack down on a wet surface. But don’t expect it to do well in a downpour.
You’ll find Lenzip zippers throughout the backpack— water-resistant Lenzip zippers, to be exact. We appreciate the added protection that these zippers offer for our staff. They even have easy-to-grab pulls and built-in garages to tuck the zippers into to ensure your bag is sealed and secure. And they’ve all been working smoothly throughout testing, so no complaint here.
When it comes to branding, there’s a simple Nayo Smart logo on the front of the pack, another on the shoulder strap, back panel, and a couple of other places.
Bag Tour: External Components
Speaking of the overall structure, this bag stands up by itself thanks to its foam padding and boxy shape. We know this is a key consideration for a lot of users—including all of you who specifically ask us to find bags that stand up – so it’s definitely worth mentioning.
As far as travel packs go, straps and pads are pretty important. And for the most part, the Nayo Smart Almighty gets it right in this department.
The shoulder straps are very well padded, and the foam inside is dense and has been comfortable enough for the pack’s size and capacity. Plus, the straps are a little wider than average, which helps them better distribute weight across each shoulder so that the backpack doesn’t feel too heavy even when fully packed.
And there is a removable hip belt, which attaches to the pack with velcro. It’s not super thick, and there’s no padding—it’s just a simple strap. Plus, it’s got a handy elastic keeper to help manage excess straps, which we always appreciate.
There are two small secret pockets in both straps belt which are very handy for money, credit cards, and a small phone diary.
Yes, a small whistle in the sternum strap belt will be helpful in many cases. A small reflective strip on both straps is very handy for night backpackers.
The back panel has lots of mesh lining for added breathability, which is appreciated when you’re carrying a bag in the summer season. The backside is generously padded with soft meshed foam and feels really comfortable in usage. I used this backpack in my trip with almost 24L stuff, and I found it’s really comfortable than my previous bag, so comfort is another prime point of this backpack.
There’s also a luggage pass-through, so you can easily slip this thing onto your trolly bag. Behind that is a secret medium-sized zipped pocket for all those items you don’t want to be stolen—a passport, visa, extra cash, wallet, etc. Well, this section is also waterproof.
In terms of handles, there is a metal-coated handle on the top, which proved to be handy when you just need to grab the bag and move it a short distance.
The Nayo Smart Almighty also comes with an external USB charging port that can be used to charge your phone if you want a battery bank inside the bag’s main compartment.
Finally, there’s a zippered water bottle pocket on the left side of the bag. It’s not my favorite. While we like the look of it, water bottles jostle around quite a bit while you’re walking. But, it can easily manage the 500 to 750ml bottle.
If you are not satisfied with one bottle pocket, then don’t worry. You have an insulation pocket on the left side that can accommodate a 500ml bottle. You can also put your favorite cold drink bottle or ice water in it. Its insulation coating keeps the bottle cool on a hot day (Wow! Now I can bring this bag during my tennis practice).
Inside The Pack
Alright, let’s open this baby up. The front top compartment is super quick and easy to access— It is a great spot for small items anything you want to grab quickly— Like Hanky, face mask, and hand sanitizer.
Behind it is a much larger compartment that opens up in a horseshoe style. The compartment goes all the way to the bottom of the backpack, creating a large, cavernous space you can fill with a good amount of stuff or gears.
Inside it, there are two slip pockets— there; you can easily fit your phone, power bank, charger, or small notebook. There are also two pen holders. Finally, there’s a plastic key clip, which looks and feels premium compared to a lot of other key clips we’ve seen.
Now, let’s jump into the main compartment. This compartment opens all the way up clamshell style. It’s almost beyond clamshell, like a hyper-flexible clam doing a yoga backbend. This compartment itself has a nice tub shape which is incredibly easy to pack. There are two ways to access it and several ways to divide up space once you’re inside.
On the backside, There’s a well-padded laptop sleeve with a stretchable secure belt. It can easily hold up to a 15.6-inch big laptop. There’s a dedicated pocket for a small notebook and iPad (up to 12 inches), and two smaller pockets on either side of those. This is pretty slick for keeping all your work stuff organized.
On the top side, there is a large mesh divider pocket, which is pretty much a big empty space, which is great for filling with packing cubes. Yes, there are a few secrets zipped pockets as well – one at the bottom and two on the right side. Yes, there is a dedicated power bank holder and two stretchable holders for easy storage, or you can also store your camera lenses there.
I like to mention that the company provides a waterproof toiletry bag and a data cable storage bag, which you can also use for your daily need (like a trimmer, toothbrush, or any other daily grooming stuff). So thanks to Nayo for saving my extra $19!
Overall, this main compartment has enough room. You could easily keep enough clothes, toiletries, tech, and accessories inside for small to medium-sized trips (2 to 3 days). But it’s also capable of working well as a daily use backpack or office bag, thanks to its modern compact multi-use design form factor.
Durability & Testing
After two weeks of testing on Indian roads and airports. That’s not to say the Nayo Smart Almighty is a bad backpack—it’s my favorite backpack, and I really enjoyed using it. If you are a frequent business traveler or just a casual backpacker, you can try this innovative multi-use Nayo Smart Almighty backpack.
So far, it’s been holding up really well, durability-wise. We have no issues—major or minor—to report. The $135.00 is definitely worth this bag (extra 15% Off on checkout).