SK - 1 year ago
I received this product in exchange for a review, and at first I was a little wary on this backpack... I have used it quite a lot back and forth for work, bringing gym clothes and snacks and whatnot to and fro and it has surprised me in the functionality of it for every day use. I also brought it on a work trip, and it worked fine, but overall it's not a great travel-on-trips (especially plane travel) backpack. Pros: • I didn't think that the drawstrings would stay tight when tightened, but the fake leather material doesn't let the drawstrings slide out over time, which is awesome. • I like the colors/design of it, very cute style. • One large space and backpack is sturdy material, so it stands up on it's own and easy to see everything in the bag when opened. • Tablet pocket was cool, though I don't have a tablet so it was irrelevant for me. Cons: • If you have the bag completely full, you can't really fit a water bottle in the holders without feeling like it's going to pop out, or permanently stretch the pockets out. It's not stretchy material, so if it stretches, I think it will stay stretched out and would look funny if not in use. I have a photo of it with a large water bottle in one of them, and you can tell that it's taking up the inside space of the bag. • In regards to traveling on trips, there aren't enough decent sized pockets. The front one is really convenient, but I would prefer if it were a bit taller to fit a bunch of smaller things. the pocket inside that also flaps over the tablet to shut it is a good idea in theory, but if there is something hard inside that pocket, it could hit the tablet which would worry me. Also I wasn't a fan of the material of that pocket... seemed cheap. • The button underneath the top flap doesn't line up with the rose gold circle on the top flap, which is just annoying. • For traveling, I like to have my bags zipped so it ensures that nothing falls out. This seemed to work fine, but I didn't really have anything small and loose in the bag. That would worry me for if it fell over or something. Overall, I would recommend it for casual use, but not for big travel plans.