Herschel Little America Backpack

Test 09/2019

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Test seal: Herschel Little America Backpack, Rating 8.8

last modified: 11.10.2019, 11:01

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All rating criteria details:

Wearing comfort 35%
Handling 25%
Laptop security 25%
Robustness 10%
Versatility 5%
Tested by: Elisabeth

Elisabeth

Product tester

Resumee

The Herschel - Little America Backpack is easy to carry and has a high-quality material. The single pockets are practical, but the backpack is quite narrow and deep and it's hard to get to the things below.

The padded straps and back cushions make the backpack very comfortable to carry and you can also carry heavier items without any unpleasant cuts or pressure marks.

The material is robust but absorbs moisture quickly.

Pro

  • Laptop compartment padded with fleece
  • Small practical side pockets
  • Individual colour selection
  • Large volume

Cons

  • Single large compartment from which only the laptop compartment is separated

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A comfortable to carry and well-equipped backpack, but doesn't include a better compartment separation.

Overview

The Herschel - Little America Backpack is delivered in the ordered colour and size and arrives undamaged.

Optics, compartments and material

Optically this model is kept in a kind of jeans look in several blue shades. Inside a red and white striped fabric is sewn. The compartment for the laptop is located in the only large compartment and is equipped with soft black fleece. 2 further small compartments for pens and the like are attached to the sides. The outer front compartment, measuring 15 x 21 x 5 cm, is also lined with striped fabric. According to the washing list, the materials are made of 100% polyester but feel high-quality and waterproof.

With the cord you can close the backpack
With the cord you can close the backpack.

A cooling compartment is not available.

The backpack is closed with a drawstring in the large compartment and with a zipper in the small compartment. Then you put 2 magnets per bag on top of each other to close the backpack completely. The magnets are each attached to a plastic strap, which can be varied in length.

The magnets go together easily
The magnets go together easily.

Water resistance

The fabric absorbs the water and it does not roll off. However, the overlapping flap keeps the contents dry and protected. The rucksack must then dry well, as simply wiping the water off is not enough.

The water does not roll off.
The water does not roll off.

Material robustness and cleaning

In order to test the material resistance, we pulled the backpack over normal asphalt floors. After approx. 10 meters the backpack floor is only dirty but not noticeably roughened. Cleaning the backpack is a bit more complicated as the material is very absorbent.

The fabric is robust
The fabric is robust.

Comfort and handling

The carrying comfort of the Herschel rucksack is pleasant, even though the total weight of 7 kg is slightly higher. The well-padded straps are comfortable and can be carried by wider as well as narrower shoulders. A chest strap is not available. The shorter the straps, the easier it is to carry the backpack, as everything is closer to the back.

The back is also fitted with padding, which contributes to wearing comfort.

In order to check the stability, we have placed the backpack once empty and once full. If possible, it should not have to lean against the backpack so that you can park it in a dirtier or wet area without dirtying it from the front or on the carrier side.

Optically the backpack is a retro looker and is comfortable to carry.
Optically the backpack is a retro looker and is comfortable to carry.

If the backpack is not filled, it is only lying down and cannot stand. When the backpack is full (7 kg in total), it remains upright and does not fall over.

Laptop compartment

The laptop compartment is nicely soft and protects the laptop, as it is packed separately from the other things. The maximum size of the laptop is 15 inches, everything else doesn't fit in the padded compartment. Even at 15 inches, the laptop looks a bit out of the compartment. If you shake the backpack, the laptop won't move because it sits very firmly in the bag. The fact that the laptop lies directly against the back makes it easy to carry the backpack, even if the laptop is a little heavier.

The laptop sits firmly and securely in the compartment.
The laptop sits firmly and securely in the compartment.

Even if there are more things than the laptop in the backpack, the laptop is well protected and can be safely transported from one workplace to another.

Benefits

The backpack can be used for anything where you need to carry something. Whether it's shopping, school or university files or just the things you spend outside your home for a weekend. You get a lot in the backpack and can transport it comfortably. However, it is difficult to get to the things below, as the backpack is very long and high and therefore tube-shaped. There is no way to get to the lower things from the middle of the backpack.

At the time of our test, we could not evaluate any customer reviews.

Manufacturer Herschel
EAN 0828432123391
Scope of delivery Backpack
Quality impression Very good
Height 53 cm
Width 30 cm
Depth 18 cm
Weight 907 g
Chest strap No
Laptop compartment Yes, 15 inches
Bottle holder No
Small compartments and/or bags Outside: small pocket; Inside: two small, softly padded laptop compartments on the sides
USB-Connection No
Bag clasps Magnetic, tie string for tightening
Handle Yes
Stability Empty: No stability; Filled: Yes, it's safe
Material Polyester
Robustness of the material Good
Processing Very good
Water-repellent No
Waterproof Yes, but to be on the safe side you should take the contents out of your backpack as soon as possible.
Washable No, can only be wiped off with a damp cloth
Capacity 25 l
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Robustness
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2019-10-11
How much volume does the backpack have?
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The backpack has a capacity of approx. 25 litres.
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What is the maximum size of my laptop?
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Laptops with a maximum size of 15 inches fit into the backpack.
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Can you wash the backpack?
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Yes, that is possible, but only by hand and with water that is too warm.

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