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Interior pouch accommodates 15" laptop with velcro closure
1 front zippered pocket with mesh-lined interior pouch pocket
Two side zipped pockets; extra-large, open back pouch pocket
Hide-away padded backpack straps for comfortable carrying when not being rolled
Room for your laptop and airline carry-on acceptable! able to be wheeled or carried backpack style. Innovative features allow for use as carry-on luggage or a back-saving solution for students with a heavy homework load.
Glass Bottom Blue
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a Kid's Review (there is no "if you are under thirteen, click here" button)
I ordered a Kipling Alcatraz II in true blue from the Altman Luggage Co. It's a wonderful backpack - large, sturdy, and rather stylish. It has a lot of zippers and pockets that you can easily reach, instead of some backpacks where you have to fumble around for a while. The color is heavenly - I have a fondness for black, though the black Kipling held no desire for me. So I looked for a lighter alternative and found the true blue, which is basically a navy.
The handle goes up smoothly and feels . . . robust, for lack of a better word. The wheels run smoothly - but beware, they are a bit slippery at times. Compared to the size of the backpack, the wheels seem a bit small, though it works just fine.
However, and this is not a complaint, the fabric feels different than what I expected. It says it's made of nylon. From the picture, I gathered the fabric would feel...
Perfect for overnights or an extra bag when flying. I have a bad back, so I bought it for the wheels rather than as a back pack. The color is great and the monkey is really cute. Light weight and yet roomy. Great quality.
but... the handle got stuck in less than two months! In general it seems like a sturdy book bag. It is a bit heavy but lighter than a züca. But since the handle got stuck early in the school year my daughter had to use it like a backpack and was hurting her back. I had to buy a new insert for the old züca bookbag (which she has had since the First grade and is now in Fifth grade) so that is what she has been using since October. I am trying to contact the Kipling company to see if they can fix it.
If they can fix it, I would probably purchase another in the future for my other daughter. If not, I would most definitely stick to the züca.
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