I've been on the hunt lately for a smaller EDC backpack. I have a lengthly list of requirements, but the most basic of which are decent suspension, externally accessible laptop sleeve and just more than basic organizational features. The Mammut Xeron Element 22 caught my eye, and ticks each of those boxes.
While this is an imported pack, the quality is decent, especially considering I was able to purchase it new for 56€ delivered to Germany. It is missing some features I would prefer (namely, a way to carry a jacket such as a beavertail and a few more organizational pockets), but it offers plenty at that price point. Oh, and did you notice how slick this thing looks with the blue/yellow over grey??
If you're on the hunt for a smaller laptop pack, consider checking out the Mammut Xeron Element 22!
Carry on everyone,