This backpack is useful for both outdoor or academic use. It is made of water resistant nylon fabric. The way the nylon straps are sewn onto the backpack allows us to attach as many carabiners as we want. We can then attach a water bottle, a flashlight, some ropes, a towel, and other stuff to the carabiners. This bag can fit a week’s worth of summer camping clothes and microfiber towels.
The backing of the bag is about 0.5” thick and is very sturdy. There are several buckles strategically placed to made the bag tighter and compact and easier to carry. There are two large pockets in the front which can accommodate various gadgets and cords.
This bag is approximately 16” x 12.5” x 9”. I got this backpack for my son who is in middle school. He is able to use bag for his camping trips. But in addition to those trips, we were hoping it could fit his school binder which is 12.5” x 12.5” and 5” thick. That binder turned out to be too large to fit this backpack. So now we just use this bag for his library books and textbooks.
I took a short video, I packed in several books and notebooks, 3-ring binders, and other items just to show how much can fit into this 9” deep backpack. As a book bag, it can fit a lot.
Pros - Cool military design, medium-sized, but deep enough to pack in the essentials for a week-long trip or a day in the library, good stitching, useful sewn-in nylon strap design that allows carabiner attachments
Cons - Not wide enough to accommodate the typical grade and middle school binders, not as comfortable to wear compared to laptop backpacks which tend to have a lot more cushion on the shoulder straps