Get physical with these recycled fabric backpacks from Ecogear. The environmentally friendly 17-inch backpacks make trekking a breeze, and the ripstop polyester is hard-wearing. Pop your lunch in one and head to the hills for a great day out....more
The Recycle Series is Ecogear's testament to the functionality of recycling. The rugged and sleek Palila 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.
The backpack looks... well, cute. It looks nice, but it's smaller than the other 17-inch backpacks, doesn't have any reinforced bottom, and my major problem - the openning for the main compartment is too small. Let me give you a visual - it's too small for a one 3-inch textbook and 2 2-inch 3-ring binders. I intended it for my high-school senior son, and it's too small for his needs. Looks like we will need another backpack for college.
How accurate was the sizing? Smaller
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
Overall, this is a great backpack. Especially for the price I got it! Everywhere else I looked I would've had to pay over $XX to get anything decent. The material is really thick and the handle on top is stronger and easier on your hands than most backpacks, even XXXXXXXX. I like that it has two bigger pockets, but the one with the organizer will pretty much only hold pencils or smaller stuff. I put a small bottle of lotion in it and the organizer pocket kind of bulges if I have books in the other two. If you have any laptop bigger than 15.6" I really don't think it would fit because mine is 15.6" and I have to shove it in. This doesn't take away from the usefulness at all though, so don't let that deter you. I like that it has hooks where to clip keys or other stuff on the straps. The pockets on the side will fit most water bottles, but if you have something more the size of a standard Nalgene I don't think it would fit. Straps and back are padded really well. If you're worried about it being a duller blue than the picture, it's not. Bottom line, great backpack. Especially for only $XX.
How accurate was the sizing? I didn't measure the actual backpack, but it says it would fit up to a 16" laptop. My 15.6" laptop barely fits, so I doubt it would fit a 16".
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