2 Stars By margaret moreaux on 2016-06-21
I like all of the little pockets and I have used ...
Came as described. Durable with many pockets. Fits my 15" macbook pro along with many other things such as a notebook and textbook. I like all of the little pockets and I have used it on countless trips and it has held up well. Would purchase again and recommend to anyone thinking about a nice sized backpack for traveling.
***Review edit*** Sadly after several months of continuous use, this backpack has not held up that well. One of the side zippers have broken. Also the buckle/snap feature that helps close the backpack, one of those has fallen off as well. I am a bit ssadas have owned it probably less than a year and it is falling apart.
5 Stars By Kimberly Doll on 2016-02-16
Great quality, and even fits my gigantic laptop in the main compartment!
I've had this backpack for over a week, and I couldn't be happier with my purchase so far! The canvas is thick and seems well-reinforced, and the leather straps are attractive and sturdy. The shoulder straps are comfortable, and, while they are easy to adjust, they don't slip, either. There are plenty of storage options in different types of pockets. On a daily basis, I carry a tablet, tablet keyboard, folder, notebook, water bottle, planner, pencil pouch, and a variety of other necessities for class and work (I'm a graduate student). However, most impressively, I can also fit my behemoth of a laptop and its charging cord in addition to my daily haul, when needed (for reference, it's a 17.8" 2009 HP laptop, so fitting it into ANY normal backpack is really quite a feat that I never expected). The "laptop pocket" in the back of the main compartment seems like it would fit a standard 15" or so laptop, and it's great if you're like me and mostly use a tablet for portable use. I hope to use this backpack for everything for years to come. :)
5 Stars By bdg on 2016-03-15
Really Great Backpack!
I have been using this backpack for 3 weeks now and I love it! As an elementary school student teacher, I have to haul around binders, textbooks, teacher's manuals and laptop everyday and this bag has room for all of those (my textbooks are pretty small, but my binder is enormous and the two teacher's manuals are large like a regular university textbook!)
I have completely replaced my purse with this backpack, because it has very nicely designed interior and exterior pockets for all the assorted daily essentials. The slender exterior phone pocket on the back of the bag is genius!! The zipper is vertical and runs from your bottom right rib to your top rib, so you can access your phone without removing the bag from your back! Shoulder pain is gone from carrying bags everywhere with single shoulder straps. I love the laptop sleeve with cushioning, I have accidentally dropped the bag a couple of times and my computer is still fine.
The quality of construction is wonderful. Seams are strong and have withheld plenty of tugging and yanking. The zippers on the exterior pockets are made of a very robust metal with large teeth, almost industrial seeming zippers. I am a little bit wary of the external zipper pulls because they are loops of either leather or pleather material that I feel will eventually tear, but that's probably years down the road and I can always devise a replacement to loop onto the small metal loops of the zipper. There are two internal zippers that are a little lighter duty, plastic with smaller zipper teeth and a regular zipper pull.
Overall, this is just a great, sturdy bag, made of thick canvas, lined with a soft, thin woven cotton (think high count thread sheets), with strong hardware.
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2016-10-25
She used it for two years and loved it. Quality was good as my daughter often ...
Purchased for my daughter. She used it for two years and loved it. Quality was good as my daughter often threw it on the ground or in the floor. Only con was one of the snaps in the pocket was difficult to snap. But that wasn't enough to return.
5 Stars By Texas Alejandro on 2016-06-15
Excellent sturdy and tough backpack.
Very nice thick backpack. It held up well this year. My daughter used it five days a week and kept it filled to capacity. It's not extra large, but plenty roomy. I like all the different pockets and areas to store all things needed for a regular school day. The only con to the backpack is the large zipper folders that kids like to use don't fit easily into the large compartment. The straps held up perfectly even with all the heavy stress from books it was put under everyday. I also washed this and hung it up to dry a few times and it did well. Good job on a quality product.
4 Stars By DSC on 2016-03-13
Bag just arrived - and Im happy with it! Great for the price!
This bag just arrived, and Im really happy with it. Its padded, lined, the zippers are great. I should have figured from the picture that it had a drawstring top and not a zip top, but its good that there's that flap to cover things.
Im able to fit my laptop, books, and such in there. I was could fit two nights of clothes in there (not with books though!) Lots of pockets, inner pockets which is good for important stuff you dont want to lose.
Great for the price. Will update after I use it travelling for the next two weeks!
5 Stars By Rachel Ingram on 2015-11-16
Perfect Backpack for School or Travel
This backpack is great! It looks just like the picture and seems to be very well-made. I have taken this backpack on four airplane trips now and it has held up just perfectly through all of my travels. The closures are snap, not magnets like some bags have which I appreciate as they never come undone. The backpack also has a cinch tie to give your things a little more security. It has a laptop area but you would have to have a pretty small laptop for it to fit all the way and have the velcro close over your laptop. My laptop is a 13" and the velcro does not close, but it fits width way just fine so it's not a huge deal! There's also lots of little pockets inside and out to hold all everything!
5 Stars By Lildear on 2016-07-11
Grab and go!
Love this, throw items in and go. I use it for day hiking, I used a waterproof spray to help protect my camera ect. The back has side pockets, a pocket in the front large enough for cell, keys, and a quick grab snack. The straps buckles are held on by a snap, so no over packing! Also, a zipper pocket and large enough to hold an extra change of clothes, sweater, camera ect. Perfect for a quick hike or beach.
5 Stars By Maggi on 2017-06-05
He is real happy about it
Bought this for my nephew. He is real happy about it. One of the zippers did come apart but lucky for him I knew how to fix it. When I contacted the company they were willing to work with me but since I was able to fix it, no problem. The nephew later admitted he overstuffed that section.
4 Stars By Marta M. on 2017-05-28
Attractive and functional. It's a little bulky and doesn't hold as much as it should for the size, but the separate pockets are useful and it looks more stylish than some backpacks. I use it for work and don't have to carry a laptop, so that is not an issue. It has held up well so far. All zippers, snaps and straps are intact!