I ordered this for my husband, who was having a hard time finding a backpack that didn't look like he'd stolen it from a 4th grader (he's 6'3") and could handle a lot of daily abuse. He's a student at the conservatory, so typically lugs his 17" laptop, books, notebooks, percussion mallets, metronome, lunch, water bottle, etc. around campus, so needs a bag with lots of storage. This backpack fits him very well, has high quality zippers and fabric, lots of organizer pockets, padded shoulder straps and is built to take a beating. And he really likes the color, the reflective piping and it's comfortable to wear when fully loaded. One downside--his laptop does not fit in the largest sections of the backpack. Now, to be fair, this bag isn't designed with a laptop compartment, but since the bag measures 18.5" long, I thought the laptop could fit in there as it measures 17.3" long. Still a great bag--but going to have to exchange it to find something that works.
This is a great backpack! I am going back to grad school and wanted something big enough to carry a laptop, iPad, and my books- it does this no problem. It holds what I need without being cumbersome and the three main compartments make it easy to get to what I need. Very comfortable to carry as well. Much getter quality than some expensive packs I've carried over the years.
- How accurate was the sizing? It was exactly as described
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. This seems to be very well made no flaws that I can find
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
I love this backpack! I work full time and am a full time graduate student, and I need a backpack that will allow me to carry my laptop, books, all 3 meals, and pretty much my LIFE; this backpack makes the cut! I've been carrying it around stuffed to the brim for weeks now, and it's still in the same shape it was in when I bought it. Hopefully, it lasts as long as my previous backpack (about 5 years!). This backpack is a great product, and a steal!
- How accurate was the sizing? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Fantastic
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
We froze Capri Suns and Cokes in the freezer the night before, placed them in the back pack in the insulated part at 5:30 a.m. at 6:00 p.m. the drinks still had ice in them. Really kept cold/cold. The backpack has many pockets, appropriately sized, and all zippers can be closed on either side or the top, for your convience. I really love the back pack. But let me just say, so as not to mislead anyone. The Backpack was in the trunk of the car from 5:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., then on the train from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., then my husband carried it around outside from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., then back on the train and stayed there until 6:00 p.m. This was in N. FL and S. GA in April. Still, I was impressed.
- How accurate was the sizing? I was surprised at all the room in the back pack. Sized approriately.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality / Very well made.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No manufacturer defects.
I purchased this bag for my daughter and she loved it. it's perfect in size and meets all fer needs. Additionally the bag is well constructed and just the right weight without books. Great product at a great price. Thank you.
- How accurate was the sizing? Sizing is right-on!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality. Product was well worth the $$
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No manufacturer defects
Hey everyone, I'm always super skepti of reviews on this site, esp. 5-stars, but I was thinking about buying a new backpack today (it's on sale) and thought...why? I have a good one already — it's this one — and felt compelled to write a review. I've had this backpack for nearly two years and use it almost every day. Sometimes it's just my laptop. Sometimes it's stuffed with climbing gear or going on a multi-day bike tour. Sometimes it's raining. Sometimes it's adorned with bike lights or GPS trackers. It's never broken (well, I smashed the buckle on the chest-strap, but it's not big enough to ever be heavy enough to require it, so no biggie), it's never ripped or torn, and it always seems to have that extra couple inches of volume that fits that one last thing I probably won't need. It's a great backpack and I encourage you to buy it if you care about those things. It's not the most stylish thing I own (hence the thought about the new backpack), but you know what? It's a backpack. I never see it while I'm using it anyways.
Bought this backpack for a Disneyland trip. I liked all the pockets and it was comfortable to wear. The only thing I didn't like was there was only 1 mesh water bottle pocket and it was too short so my water bottle kept falling out of it.
I read the reviews on this item and was very happy to find that I got what I was expecting. The pack is large enough to carry a day's worth of camera, wallet, water bottle, maps, first aid kit, snacks and the like for our trip to AZ. It is well made, has a couple of very padded and expandable pockets, and is a great choice for someone seeking a light hiking pack.
From other reviews I anticipated that this bag would be big enough for my middle schooler. I am sad to say it is barely big enough for a preschooler. No room for lunch or a binder. The only reason I gave it 2 stars is because the quality seems decent. the size description, I felt was misleading. It definitely is being returned, so if you are looking at this as a school backpack, it is not big enough.Very disappointed
We purchased this backpack primarily for airplane travel, as we needed a bag that could hold a purse and fit under the seat in front of us. This backpack does the job well and is comfortable to carry. We can put a pair of shoes in outer mesh pocket which is a real plus when traveling. I'd buy it again.
The internal capacity is MUCH smaller than it would appear by the dimensions indicated in the description. The internal pockets for pens, phones, etc. do not hold a smart phone and / or a case for glasses. The first time I tried to use the internal key strap (one of the reasons, I chose this pack) the snap hook came loose form the strap. Apparently not sewn on very well. Since I have used it, and discarded the tags I cannot return it so look for at a Goodwill store near you soon.