Skemer's review of the BP18
There are a number of reasons why the BP18 became a hot topic in 2021/2022. This was Nitecore's first collaboration with Lii Gear. A company and individual that designs and manufactures bags and just bags. The Lii Gear Range is beyond impressive and bringing a lot of features that you’d find in Lii Gear over to Nitecore went along way in making the BP18 a highly anticipated Tactical/EDC Backpack. We’ve tested the BP18 thoroughly and compared it with what we believe the perfect weekender is, the MP20. There’s room for both in your arsenal as they cover different applications. The BP18 is not a weekender. It’s a daypack and works perfectly as EDC and Tactical backpack through quick-release shoulder straps, Velcro inlay on the inside-front panel (that works super well with accessories such as the NHL02-03 and -04), side-pockets for hydration bottles and inside main compartment, divided into two sections to accommodate bulky items and protect a laptop or tablet as well. If you’re looking for a backpack that segregates well, organizes superbly, overcomes carry-fatigue over multiple days, the rather consider the MP20. – its design is geared towards long days and organization for ease of camping and hiking.
The BP18’s fishbone-design backing’s intended to promote airflow between the bag and the person carrying it and yes, it works. On the face of it, we were skeptical, but the fishbones kept heat build-up to a minimum. We understand the hype around the BP18 fully and has now become a standard EDC for when the NDP10 or NUP10’s just to small. If you’re considering the BP18, stop considering, do it.