The Gootium? Canvas Backpack (40196) can be easily worn by an active lady or a busy gentleman who is on the go. The backpack would also be an ideal book bag for students of all ages on any campus from high school to college. The main compartment is zippered. The rear exterior has a large pouch that is covered by the main flap when it is folded over. Full grain leather adorns the backpack as trim. Fancy buckles with built in magnetic snaps hold the flap closed securely. This backpack has two exterior, zippered chambers. Padded, adjustable shoulder straps will enable a comfortable fit for any man or woman of any stature. Full grain leather is used on the trim of this backpack. A top mounted handle will enable the backpack to be carried with a single hand or be hung up for storage. Smooth, clean and even stitching throughout.
unisex-adult (luggage only)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received this backpack for Christmas from my son, who scoured reviews looking to find a more professional backpack for me than my college Jansport. Yes, Jansport really do last forever, but you do outgrow them.
I love this backpack. After 6 weeks, it shows little sign of use, no tearing, pulling, or discoloration. It has just the right number of pockets and the straps don't hurt or get tangled. There is one supremely annoying problem for me and I get frustrated every day. My 15" Lenovo is a very tight fit. If I want to add more than 1 folder and a notebook, it's going to be a struggle. I can certainly forget throwing in my lunch. And the velcro securing strap is not quite long enough.
In essence, great quality, great design, but metric didn't convert quite right to imperial. I would love to have this backpack 1 inch wider and 1 inch taller. Then it would be the ultimate.
Reminds me of a retro-British style rucksack once carried by day hikers. Really nice quality canvas, heavy-weight fabric to keep it's shape and wear well but still light enough to carry easily, with separate compartment for a tablet or laptop and the top zips which is important for rainy days and ease of use. I especially like the front zip compartment (hidden under the front flap in the photo) so I don't have to use my purse going thru airports, etc, when an extra bag counts. All the finishings, zippers, fasteners, etc look sturdy and are also nicely finished. It also has a removable top strap which you can't see here but attaches to the sides - another nice option. I like the dark grey canvas option combined with the dark brown, aged leather look of all the straps and trim. This kind of understated, quality bag suits my style perfectly.
This is an attractive pack and functional as well. It's as pictured. I purchased it right before a trip, and I was very satisfied with it. The two buckles on the front are real in that they do have three adjustments depending upon how full the pack is. However they are fake in that the straps at the buckle are held onto the pack by magnets, not by the buckles and straps themselves. So when the top is closed, it's in place by the magnets, you do not need to unbuckle the straps to get into the pack.
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