Locking - Backpacks
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Fri Aug 20 00:00:00 MDT 2010ewla Rating:3.0
I bought this backpack for my 9 year old for school. I like the size and seems roomy enough for his books. What I don't like is the retractable handle. There are two lengths - medium, and then fully extended. The medium setting is perfect for his size (fully extended is WAY to long), however, when you pull the handle out, it does not lock to the medium setting, it goes all the way to the fully extended position. To get to the medium setting, you have to push the handle back down while holding the bottom of the bar up, making this a TWO handed process, otherwise the handle and bar will just insert itself back into the backpack. I don't know if my backpack is defective, or if this is just the way it is. If this was a piece of travel luggage, this would be unacceptable, but since it's for school, we'll see how it goes.
Tue Sep 20 00:00:00 MDT 2011sas415 Rating:3.0
handle doesn't click in to lock at the various lengths. but too much hassle to repackage and send back for exchange... so living with it. The backpack itself is fine. but handle sucks.
Fri Jun 24 00:00:00 MDT 2011cruzjanz Rating:3.0
The magnetic locks on each pocket are too weak and do not really close strongly enough. The magnets are very weak. The magnetic locks, strangely, are right under the buckle shown in the picture. One cannot use the belt and buckle at all. I had to have the magnets removed and the entire leather closing buckle (lower) section sewn in so now I can close the sections with the belt and buckle more safely.
Thu Mar 17 00:00:00 MDT 2011slh07 Rating:4.0
My daughter wanted a rolling backpack for school and loves this backpack. It is very nice looking and seems quite sturdy. It is not as heavy as some backpacks and this is a plus for the weight of all the textbooks and homework is heavy enough! I didn't realize this was actually a laptop rolling case so there is a padded, divided section where a laptop can be stored. If you don't plan to use this for a laptop, you don't need the cushioning and wind up losing a little bit of space on the inside as a result. Nothing major though as you can use the space for something else. Hope the handle holds up as that is my only concern because sometimes the handle does not stay "locked" at the height you set it to. Otherwise, very pleased.
Sat Feb 25 00:00:00 MST 2012annejoe Rating:5.0
We have tried many backpack for travelling, and this is the best we've ever had. It is not large, but extremely roomy. It holds a lot more than it looks. The compartments are great. The fact that it is secure and locks is a great mind reliever when travelling. This is all we have to carry on the plane for any long distance travelling (more than a week). And for short trips (less than a week), we use a roller and the backpack. It is even big enough to carry for an overnight alone.
Wed May 01 00:00:00 MDT 2013flflapper Rating:4.0
Bought this backpack for daily use to haul my things back and forth to the gym. Works great for me. The largest area has a separate "envelope" area which I assume is for a lap top but I'm using it for my flip flops. The next zippered area is more than big enough for my book or magazines. And finally the smallest zippered area has smaller pockets which I can use for my lock, make up, etc. Also, within this area is a great key holder which can be removed at will, snap off and on hook. The only caution I would make for this rolling back pack is the extended handle does not come up very far. I'm only 5 feet tall and it almost feels a little low for me.
Tue Jul 09 00:00:00 MDT 2013tsap12 Rating:3.0
I have this back pack for few month now. I can say it has good quality of the material and design, especially I like the front lock, but zipper is terrible - it covered with some kind of fabric or protection, I don't know exactly what is it, which started to rip off just after couple of weeks I started to use it. Now It looks old because of the zipper. I had to buy new one,. this time I bought Case Logic which looks more neat and I hope will be more practical.
Fri Nov 06 00:00:00 MST 2009dealsshopper Rating:4.0
Room enough for books, small jacket, and lunchbox. Built with sturdy materials, smooth wheels, stylish. I thought the pull handle locks in 2 positions, mid-way for small kids, and all the way up for adults but it doesn't. I know Jansport rolling backpacks do. Anyone know if I got a defective backpack or this is the design?
Tue Sep 14 00:00:00 MDT 2010rcstudent Rating:5.0
I got this backback on wheels to carry all my books to class. I am really glad that I did. I like all the pockets and water bottle holders on the side! The only thing that I would change is that the handle doesn't lock into place when its up. Sometimes its slides down when I am turning the backpack around.
Tue Apr 26 00:00:00 MDT 2011llln Rating:5.0
Great rolling backpack- very large and tall enough for even the tallest of books. Very smooth and quiet and a lifesaver when I have to lug 6 books and notebooks. Only downside is handle does not lock up- but as long as you are pulling this is not a big deal. If you sometimes push your bag, this isn't for you.
Wed Oct 07 00:00:00 MDT 2009dishesbite Rating:1.0
I bought this for my son who just started middle school. While I admit I didn't spend big bucks on it, by the second week it was already wearing in the corners from the books in the bag. Maybe it's not meant to carry books? My son also told me that the wheels lock up on it sometimes. Kids these days have to carry so much and I so wanted this rolling backpack to work, but I wouldn't recommend it.
Tue Aug 31 00:00:00 MDT 2010jdrose1984 Rating:4.0
I ordered this backpack for my son for school about 3 weeks ago. Hasn't gotten much use yet so I didn't want to give it 5 stars, but it does seem sturdier and better put together than my daughters. I ordered hers from Target....this CalPak has MANY more pockets a locking handle, so it's easy for my little son or myself to pull it around. It has side pockets as stated which is great for the water bottle and more than enough room for what we need it for. I am hoping this backpack lasts through next year too because I'm impressed with it already.
Sun Aug 23 00:00:00 MDT 2009mnamommy Rating:5.0
I have bought many rolling backpacks for my kids. This one has been the best by far. It has lasted 6 months of rough use and still seems like it has a lot of life yet. One of the backpacks that I bought is rolling loud. I am getting an 80 percent refund from Overstock. THis is very fair. I will be buying another Calpak.My kids have a ton of homework every night so these have been loaded down.More info....It also has a lot of great features. (carrying handle on the bottom, mp3 speaker wire hole, several small pockets in front, a key attachment that locks the key in so it doesnt fall out.
Wed Mar 06 00:00:00 MST 2013terryharden Rating:5.0
This bag was the perfect combination of what I needed. I have backpacks for hiking (that have hip straps), and I have a Jansport laptop station that is too large.. I wanted something small, to walk around Paris & Spain in that can carry a jacket, umbrella, shoes, something extra rather than running back to the hotel should the weather change. This was beyond ideal. I own a few PacSafe bags, like them, but this is smaller than the older style backpacks I have, so less risk of bumping into someone when I turn around, and I love the locking lobster clasps. I'm a seasoned traveler, so I really just wanted a smaller backpack, but the fact that this has all the safety features (slash proof, zipper clasps) is just added bonus.
Mon Nov 05 00:00:00 MST 2012avgmom2 Rating:5.0
This is another Travelon anti-theft bag I own (the other one is a smaller travel bag). It comes in very handy, especially in a crowded area. The bag has a lot of locks. (You can choose to use them or not.) Each side has pocket - one side has zipper (but no lock), and the other side is just opened (good for maps or drink). As other reviewers have noted, the top opening is rather small, but I can still put folders inside (where there is a pocket to hold them in place) and have no problems taking them out (unless the folders are bulky, in which case, you may need to wiggle a bit). Very roomy all around, as well as very well organized. The straps are cut-proof (it has metal insert) and it's theft-proof (with many locks) but the bag is surprisingly light. For the price of a regular backpack, it’s a great product. Highly recommended!
Thu Mar 24 00:00:00 MDT 2011chrispjarvis Rating:4.0
After surfing the web, I purchanced to arrive at the Amerileather site. The product looked good, as did the specifications, so after entering my card/address details, left it at that. The tracking function functioned :-) A week later, the product arrived on my doorstep here in Denmark. The transport went flawlessly, and the product lived up to my expectations, a solid backpack made of good quality materials and craftmanship. The only minus with this product is the magnetic locking system- too easy to be opened by people behind. Otherwise a good buy. Would recommend this product to anyone.
Sat Apr 21 00:00:00 MDT 2012mistart Rating:5.0
I can only review this pre-trip; my purpose for purchasing this item is a trip that's a month away. The pockets are roomy and the zippers are secured by an overflap in addition to the clasp "locks". It is very comfortable to wear and easily adjustable. The pack is slightly smaller than traditional backpacks, which is very appealing to me, being female. I agree with another reviewer; the lighter color interior makes it very easy to view the contents of the pack. The outer material is very pleasing to the touch. All in all, it is a very attractive addition to my traveling gear.
Sat Apr 10 00:00:00 MDT 2010nangrora Rating:3.0
the handle is loose. it will not locked to desired height. if you pull it up, at a slight touch it will drop down.
Wed Oct 27 00:00:00 MDT 2010taucnh Rating:1.0
This is a very poorly made bag. My son used it twice and it broke already. The handle does not lock and the bag is very small.
Tue Nov 27 00:00:00 MST 2012123doc Rating:1.0
After 2 months, handle got locked in position and won't go down. Time to move on to something else. Would not recommend