A comfortable to carry and well-equipped backpack, but doesn't include a better compartment separation.
Herschel Little America Backpack
last modified: 11.10.2019, 11:01
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Scope of delivery||Backpack|
|Quality impression||Very good|
|Laptop compartment||Yes, 15 inches|
|Small compartments and/or bags||Outside: small pocket; Inside: two small, softly padded laptop compartments on the sides|
|Bag clasps||Magnetic, tie string for tightening|
|Stability||Empty: No stability; Filled: Yes, it's safe|
|Robustness of the material||Good|
|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|
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