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I have used this backpack every single day for 6 weeks. Our son is hospitalized for a bone marrow transplant and this is the bag I used to transport items between home and the hospital. It is a simple and lightweight backpack without a lot of frills. I don’t like frills or a lot of dividers in backpacks, so it’s perfect for me. There is one thing I wish every backpack, including this one, had and that’s a larger water bottle holder. The ones on this bag hold a regular 16 oz bottle without a problem, but I really really want one to hold a hydroflask. I digress, but I am holding out on the 5 star rating for one that does. The other thing this bag doesn’t have that I really like is a chest strap. For daily use and a light bag, this isn’t an essential feature, but definitely one I would prefer. Other than that, the fabric is the thickness of a thicker Jansport and in my opinion, good quality. The zippers slide really well and haven’t broken or gotten caught with 6 weeks of daily use. The front pockets, are a bit of an odd shape and I think I prefer 1 larger pocket to the 2 narrow ones this backpack has. All in all, this bag is definitely worthy of the Columbia brand as all of my concerns are more preferential than quality concerns.
This is a very good backpack. It seems very well made and sturdy, as I would expect from a Columbia product. It has two large compartments with plenty of smaller pockets both inside and out. Has a fleece lined pouch for a laptop or tablet as well as one for sunglasses. This backpack would be perfect for travel, school, work, hiking or various other uses. My one gripe is that the water bottle holders are a little small. It's really tough to fit my 1-liter water bottle in there, but it is possible to cram it in there. Makes it a little difficult to easily pull it out or put it back in. I'm not sure I would be able to fit my bottle in the pocket if the backpack were stuffed full. Overall a good product though.
This is a great, sturdy backpack. I wanted it for myself but my husband claimed it for his own after looking at it lol. I guess he needed it for work or something because of that convenient padded pocket in it that'll fit his ipad perfectly haha.. I wanted it for day hiking but it really does seem more like a school or travel backpack than an outdoors pack, not that you couldnt use it for that. It does seem very well made and i wouldn't worry about it falling apart. The bottom of it has a leathery material that seems to be water proof. There are lots of pockets and the straps are thick and padded for your shoulder comfort. Its bigger than i expected, almost too big for a day hike so that's why i let him keep it lol. He is a serious hiker though and pack obsessed and picky. He fell in love with this bag when he saw it so that tells me its a good one for sure. Would definitely recommend
This is a top quality backpack that has lots of storage, pockets and is padded very well. I have a 15.6" laptop that fits perfectly, and I have full confidence in safely transporting it in this backpack. The main compartment has plenty of room and pockets for everything. There is even place for two water bottles. This backpack is more than for transporting a laptop. This is great as a weekender case for personal belongings and even as a carry-on bag for airline travel. It is very versatile and practical for lots of uses. I think that this is a very good deal and value for the price. This backpack get 5 stars from me.
I have lots of other Columbia products and I've never been disappointed. This backpack is no exception. It's made well, durable and roomy. You can use it for backpacking, traveling, going to the gym or just everyday use. Some may balk at the price, but you get what you pay for and with Columbia, it's high quality products that last (at least in my experience) so the price tag is worth it. Definitely pleased.
My son loves this book bag. I love the quality of it. It hold all of his books and gives him plenty of pockets to put his different materials needed in his bag. the straps are comfortable and easy to adjust.