You know we love customer reviews, so keep them coming guys! This time around, Rushfaster customer Jason Phang has submitted the following review and photos of his Herschel Heritage backpack.
Nice photos Jason! Thanks for your comprehensive review of the Heritage too, it’s one of our most popular backpacks! – The Rushfaster Team.
Not Just Cool For School: The Herschel Heritage 15″ Laptop Backpack
I purchased my Herschel Heritage Backpack around the beginning of the year because I needed a new workbag that could fit comfortably my documents, sweater, water bottle, umbrella and most importantly, lunch!
This bag is generally considered a casual kind of backpack and more commonly associated with teenagers and university students. I found it to suit my personal style as it complemented the business look but kept a relaxed and down to earth vibe.
The Heritage backpack is very light (0.65kg) and easy to swing around your shoulder. However the lightweight material makes the bag a bit flimsy and fails to hold its shape when empty or half full. The bag tends to sag when heavier items are placed in the main compartment, and doesn’t look as flattering.
The zips are an interesting feature of the bag. I tend to keep my spare change and keys in the front pocket and the flap that conceals the zip definitely can make it more difficult to open with one hand. A possible benefit of this feature is it may potentially alert me if someone is trying to pickpocket things out of my bag, especially when I’m wearing my bag on crowded public transport. Unzipping can sometimes be difficult, particularly when the bag is sagged and partly full. It takes some clever re-manoeuvring of the bag shape to make it unzip easier unless you use a bit of force to it. But don’t quote me on this feature!
The straps are adjustable and have a comfortable ventilated-mesh cushioned lining. The inner lining adds more contrast to the bag and comes in either paisley or candy stripe patterns depending on the outer colour and season releases. The outer lining is made of highly durable RipStop Nylon and the faux leather on the base and top handle makes the bag easy to look after. I haven’t noticed any scuff-marks or loose fraying of the backpack material so far. The inner lining patterns and the outer detailing are what makes Herschel Bags more unique compared to copies made by other brands.
The bag has a document compartment within the main compartment. It is elasticated so it helps to keep important notes and documents upright and conformed to the back padding of the bag. A drawback of having the thin exterior material and back compartment lining is it won’t be sufficient enough to protect your documents. Only the backside of the bag is padded. So I do recommend putting your notebook in a padded sleeve if you’re using the Heritage backpack. Although I haven’t tested it because I only own a 13” notebook, the compartment is able to hold a 15” notebook.
Another handy feature but one I don’t really use is the internal iPod pocket with rubber grommet for your headphone access outside the bag within the main compartment. There’s also an internal key clip in the front compartment but I prefer to get to my keys without having to take off my bag.
Overall I’m very pleased with my purchase of the Herschel Heritage Backpack and as I’m definitely getting plenty of wear for my purpose. I’m able to fit everything I need, and still have enough room for more. I can definitely see myself using this bag on holiday or if I decided to return to good ol’ study!
The Herschel Heritage 15″ Laptop Backpack is available regularly in navy, black and a variety of seasonal colours.
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