Top positive review
1)The backpack is comfortable for light use
26 August 2016
There are three things that I look for when purchasing a backpack 1) Comfort 2) Capacity 3) Durability.
1)The backpack is comfortable for light use. I placed my 15" mac book, textbook, basic school supplies, and water bottle inside the bag and it felt fine. There was no one location on the backpack that I felt put excessive pressure or discomfort on my back. However, this is not a backpack that will hold all of my engineering course textbooks comfortably. When I placed several of my larger textbooks in the bag the pressure put directly on my shoulders was very uncomfortable.
2)When considering the capacity of a backpack you need to remember that you shouldn't carry a backpack that weighs more that 10%-20% of your total body weight. When I put in all of the textbooks I would need for a big study session the weight was far past recommendations and caused the backpack to look misshapen. However, for daily use to and from school the backpack held up well and I had extra space for snacks and a light rain jacket. The side pockets are nice and roomy but I wish that they had some sort of mesh to prevent items from falling out when opened. The water bottle holders (there are two) hold an oversized bottle of water nicely and appear to keep their shape.
3) The durability of this backpack worried me at first because this pack seems to be more about fashion than function. After using it for several days I can tell that this pack is very durable. The zippers are good quality metal, the lining of the backpack is sturdy and easy to wipe down, handles and straps are thick with padding, and the back of the bag is padded too. Adjusting the straps was easy and the plastic adjustment pieces are made very well. The fabric of the pack is pleasantly textured, easy to clean, and thick.
The color (red) is true to the picture that is shown. It is a very boxy design (which is currently in style) and I have been asked several times where I got it. I appreciate that all pockets have zippers to keep items safe. If I were to make any changes I would like mesh on the side pockets to prevent things from falling out and I would like a waist strap to help distribute weight. I would order this backpack again and recommend it to anyone looking for something fashionable but durable