The Recycle Series is Ecogear's testament to the functionality of recycling. The rugged and durable Big Horn backpack has all the essential components for the modern individual, with the additional bonus of being made of RPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) water bottles. Recycle, reduce, reuse has never looked this good.
Made from recycled PET bottles
Constructed of RPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) water bottles
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
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.
The backpack is a great item. There are three large zippered compartments. The largest is sometimes difficult to find the zipper due to it being covered by overlapping fabric. Overall great for carrying items.
Hello elaineroman, the main material is water resistant, but not fully waterproof. Please let us know if you have any further questions. We hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 10, 2014
Hello moocowz, yes this is washable. I would only gently wash this though with a mild soap. Have a great day! overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 9, 2014
how many compartments does this pack have? It is hard to tell from photo.jstaples on Dec 16, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
It has 2 Large compartments, the back one has the padded laptop sleeve. The middle compartment has a smaller zipper pouch in it. There is a smaller front compartment that has a pen/pencil organizer and a key clip, in front of that it has a bungee cord carry pouch. Then each side has a small zipper compartment and one side has a water bottle pouch. overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 17, 2012
Does this backpack have a waist strap and if so, is it padded? on Aug 28, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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