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This review is from: High Sierra Access Backpack (Sports)
Best backpack I've ever owned. I bought it for school in 10th grade, and haven't used anything else since. The bag is built completely solid, has plenty of space and useful features, and is comfortable. I lost this bag in 12th grade, and bought the exact same one and have been using it into college.
I can pick this bag up from any part (except for the zippers I guess, but that's just because of the zipper's design), and the seams will hold. I've dropped my bag, dragged it, sat on it, spilled water on it, and even hung skis from it during my ski touring. Two years since buying it, it still looks new, and the seams are still as strong as ever.
My 15.4" laptop fits snugly in the built-in laptop compartment, and stays snug thanks to the extra padding and adjustable clip in the compartment. The bag also comes with one water bottle holder, a rain cover, and a pocket for MP3 players that have a hole for headphones. It also came with a removable cell phone holder that I removed because it was unnecessary. But this all attests to the quality of the product.
The only qualm I have with this bag is the padding on the back. The advertisement claims it encourages airflow, but to me it feels like it doesn't breathe at all. But it's okay because the padding is soft and the bag always fits comfortably. The waist and chest straps are also pretty handy when they're needed.
Overall, this is a great multipurpose bag. The laptop compartment, MP3 pocket, and water bottle holder are good for use on campus, and the solid seams, larger capacity, waist and chest straps, and the hook on the front of the bag help make this bag a great backpack for light backpacking and general outdoor recreation.