4.9 out of 5
Great all-around computer backpack!
July 14, 2011
Picked up one of the large size a few weeks ago and it's the best computer backpack I've had! It's pretty big and has several different zippered pockets, plus 2 mesh outer pockets. With all that compartmentalized space it's easy to organize everything! And the large inside sleeve for the computer keeps it protected, with plenty of room in the main pocket for the power cord, papers, and whatever else needs to go along. My laptop is 15" and this fits it perfectly with a little room to spare. It seems to be well made and durable too!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
January 17, 2012
Nice size, good pockets, definitely recommend! I like the design, and the laptop sleeve is great! It holds a ton of books, my luchbox, everything that you need!Pros: Build quality, Great value
Fits large 3-ring binders! Nice, BIG pack!
February 27, 2013
My middle-school kids need to carry a heavy, 3 inch, 3-ring binder to school every day. This backpack fits that with much room to spare, and still has space for lunch, a couple textbooks, a music stand, and a 15" laptop. (I'm guessing it actually holds a lot more than the kids can carry!) I looked at several other brands of backpack, but either the width was too narrow to fit large binders or the bottom material and zippers felt flimsy, even on packs of comparable volume. This pack feels solid but not stiff, fabric is thick and reinforced, zippers are chunky, and the padding in the laptop slip-pocket is pretty good. My 13" mac moves around a bit too much in the pocket, but a 15" would fit perfectly. Not a deal breaker--just will use an extra case to take up space. Our main reason for buying was (the great price!) and the large, central compartment rather than a pack that's highly organized with many pockets. This is a good mix--a VERY large center compartment separate from the cooler pocket and a (fleece-lined) tech accessories and sunglasses pocket. If you like having a pocket or compartment for every last thing, this is probably not your best choice, although it is certainly functional for most. Our second reason for buying was the presence of a sternum strap to stabilize a heavy load on a skinny kid, and this performs well and adjusts easily. Overall, a great bag for middle- high school and college students, or for packing for a weekend trip. Unless you're also packing clothes for the gym, this pack in the 33 lg would likely be overkill for daily commuting, and the lack of a separately-accessible laptop compartment might bother some who need easy-access for frequent travel. Additionally, it's a bit large and long for those of us who are height-challenged!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Ease of use, Great value
August 08, 2013
Dakine backpacks have been the best backpacks I have purchased for my children over the last 20 years of purchases. My children have used their Dakine backpacks for years due to their quality. No longer do you need to purchase a new backpack every year or every other year for that matter. Their quality has lasted for in excess of five years. Boredom is the only enemy to a Dakine backpack. Looking for a little change from their 5 year old pack will motivate the purchase of another Dakine...Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
January 15, 2013
I purchased this backpack almost a year ago to use for college. I am a science major and carry around a lot of big books every day. It has taken a lot of abuse and still looks great! The front pocket that is lined is a lifesaver to carry my lunch in on those long days on campus. It gets heavy, but distributes the weight well. I would definitely purchase this again!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
August 06, 2009
This product exceeded my expectations and the value is great. It is also very comfortable with great features.
Very Solid Backpack
January 19, 2010
This bag fits comfortably and has plenty of room. My only complaint is that the backpack is awkwardly tall. After you fit your books in it there is still lots of room on top. I use this bag for college and my complaint is really only off personal preference. Also, one of the pockets has only one zipper so pens and pencils can slip out the side occasionally. Overall though, the bag works great.
My son loves it.
May 12, 2011
It's a great backpack and my son loves it. My son carries a lot of books and materials and this bag just does it. Great price too, thanks to Altrec! I'll be back.
Nice backpack for teens
May 16, 2011
This is a great backpack for a teen that has to carry loads of books and papers to school. It has strong and comfortable padding along the straps and lots of room inside. We ordered the all-black pack and are very happy with it.
July 01, 2011
The pack is still new, so durability is tough to judge, but the bag does seem to be made of great quality. I have always loved DaKine packs. I still have the one I got over 10 years ago and other than the zipper separating from the bag, it is a solid back. I'm excited to have a backpack that I can carry my laptop in and still have space for plenty of other things. The bag is much bigger than I expected, as I was imagining something more of the size of a laptop bag. This is actually a regular sized backpack with a padded divider for the laptop. Plus, bought it on sale. Can't beat the price.Pros: Great value
August 27, 2012
My 7th grader picked this out. Today was the first day of school and he loved having this pack. He said it has very comfortable shoulder pads. The organizing section with pockets is great for all his small items but the inside is large and roomy for all his books and such. I loved the insulated front pocket. It will be great for cold snacks on days when he is buying school lunch.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Best bags to buy!
August 30, 2010
This is a great bag and a great brand. Both my sons use these and they hold up so much better than others I've bought for them. They are well made and stylish too!
big bag, great for school
April 14, 2011
this is actually my 2nd dakine laptop backpack - it replaces my previous one whose zipper broke after 2+ years of everyday abuse. great look, very big, very light - i love this bag!
April 04, 2011
this backpack seems so HUGE to me, but I got it for my boyfriend whose old giant backpack was wearing out big time. His only complaint is that it doesnt have enough organizing space, although that is because the old pack had about 15 zippers on it. Otherwise, holds a large laptop easily and seems pretty strong. The black one is nice and sleek looking.
August 13, 2010
Good laptop pack.
great laptop bag...seriously
August 22, 2009
It is awesome! So great for college and has great protection for the laptop. Arrived quickly in expert packaging. Is exactly as described
August 15, 2011
My 5th grade girls must carry @ 35-40lbs load, daily. If you're looking for a flimsy featherweight, choose another bag. Rugged material, This thing is built for LARGE, SUPER weight- loads, Yet so balanced that it "lightens" a very heavy load...kids are EXTREMELY happy!! They walk 1/2 mile to school, now WELL paded/supported. All at such a GREAT PRICE!!Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value, feels light for a "tank"
Great size, construction and style
February 11, 2010
Just the right size of school backpack for my child. Great construction takes the daily wear. Just the right amount of compartments/pockets.
June 14, 2011
This is the second Dakine backpack we have purchased. We love them, they have a wonderful warranty and great customer service. I reccomend this backpack and this website to anyone.Pros: Build quality, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
The Power of the Backpack
August 31, 2011
I've had this backpack for 2 years and it still works like I bought it yesterday. The capacity is has and the durability of the fabric make it perfect for just about anything. I take it to school, I take it on the plane when I travel, I take it anywhere that I know I'll need to bring lots of stuff.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use
Great Overall Pack
February 20, 2010
I purchased this pack for school. I was most concerned with laptop storage, convenience and comfort. I could not be more pleased with this pack. It also works great for light travel. I was surprised on the large size, but for an average size male... it works great (size:Large).
April 02, 2010
I love the bag! It has so much space and protects the laptop very well!
July 16, 2009
Looks good, a lot of pockets, padded shoulders, internal laptop pocket. Perfect for college.
May 20, 2011
This pack has exceeded my expectations. I have a laptop with a 17" screen and it fits perfectly in the pack, with room to spare for a binder and multiple textbooks. I wear it riding my motorbike to work, so far its stood up to 100+ km/h. No issues with any zippers, all the pockets are functional and well sized. Really, I would have paid double for this pack, its that bomber.
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