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Excellent backpack, lasted through 7 years of school
on January 24, 2016
The SwissGear 1592 is an excellent backpack. It is extremely durable and can fit about 8–9 inches of binders/textbooks, a large pencil case, and a few other miscellaneous items. My backpack took a lot of abuse between camping trips, school, and my own adventures, but it lasted for about 7 years. I recently purchased the SwissGear 1900 as a replacement, but a shoulder strap broke after only a couple months of use, so I purchased another SwissGear 1592 and I am very happy with it.
The 1592 has shoulder straps that are fused together at the top, which seems to be a significantly stronger design than individually stitching both shoulder straps to the bag. I'm surprised I haven't seen this design implemented on many other backpacks.
The zipper handles (not the zippers themselves) on my first 1592 did break awhile ago, but I replaced them with binder clips and never thought much of it again.