I bought this as a gift for my mother. It is sizable and comfortable to carry. It is buttery soft and well made. A great deal for the price.
The clasp also reached and hooked around the main pouch's zippers, thus securing them from being opened unexpectedly. An unexpected feature I really appreciated was a little clasp near the top of the of the backpack I was able to hook my airplane pillow onto for easy transport. Purchased this for an 11 day trip to Italy as a way to carry a few items with all the time while being able to leave my larger suitcase in my room and not lugging it around all day, every day. In a place like Italy where pickpockets are notorious around monuments and train stations, I was able to carry my headphones, go pro, ipad, etc in my bag and take comfort they were secure. Overall, it was a great bag to travel with and showed no signs of wear over the two or so weeks of me moving through city streets, on and off of trains and throwing it down on hotel room floors every night. Product looks good, many different pockets, easily fit under my seat on the airplane, and secures snuggly on your back with both arm straps. I thought the space inside was ample for my purposes, but if this was to be used for school and you are carrying a large amount of text books at once, it may get a little tight.
Nice quality!. Absolutely love this bag! It’s the perfect size for my ipad+note and some other essentials.
I was thrilled to get an invitation to review this JCHLM backpack from the product development team since I have been in need of a new travel backpack. I love the stylish and thoughtful design. The breathable padding on the back, the clasp on the front that allows for hooking on extra items when all the other pockets are full, the separate zipper pocket inside for keys and a wallet, and the padded inside pocket for a laptop are just a few of the nice touches. It has held up great so far as I have used it as an airplane carry-on, beach bag, and cycling backpack for a quick grocery store run.
The smaller size was perfect for walking all over Normandy & Paris, with ample space for the things I *have* to have with me 24/7 without the bulkiness (or ugliness) of a traditional backpack. Kept my things dry in a downpour! I didn't know about the flat side zippered pockets, which are another awesome feature! Love that the main compartment is inaccessible while wearing. The shoulder straps are wide -- not as comfortavle to wear as traditional padded-strap backpacks when this backpack is loaded, but not a big issue (I'm going to added soft car seatbelt shoulder straps for my next trek! ). Absolutely love this backpack! The small top hand loop accomodated a heavy scarf (instead of putting it inside the main compartment) & a neck pillow for on the plane. And the additional shoulder strap gave the option of carrying it as a handbag (I prefer backpacks because my shoulders fatigue quickly when all the weight is on only one shoulder, but it's a nice option). I felt much more elegant than when I carry my usual bulky backpack!. Beautiful, classic, handbag-style backpack.