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Popular as a book bag but durable enough for any wilderness adventure, our daypack collection is designed to provide years of use in a style that only gets better with age. Our Standard, Deluxe, Serengeti and Laptop designs are available in a variety of sizes, colors, and materials to match whatever your lifestyle may be.
The zippers we use in our bags, designed and built by YKK®, are the absolute best and are designed to excel in outdoor environments where mud, sand, and rain can play havoc on moving parts.
The ample front pocket in the medium and large sizes feature slip pockets for pens/pencils, a calculator, cell phone, or iPod®. We recommend the small for elementary kids, medium for middle school, and large for high school and college students. Made in USA.
Item No. B-163 Standard Laptop Daypack
- Dimensions: 18H x 14W x 5D + pocket
- Capacity: 1,260 cubic inches + pocket
- Construction: 18 oz canvas, double canvas bottom, zippered main compartment, zippered front pocket, cotton webbing shoulder straps, padded protective sleeve
- Very good productReview by Andy
- Great productReview by Jordan
- made in the US!!Review by kate
- I love this packReview by Judith
- Excellent Work & Play ItemReview by hicks
- worth every pennyReview by wingsofjudas
The addition of laptop pocket was a really nice update to the classic Duluth Pack backpacks, which is why I choose this over the other ones. As an artist, I've found the padded pocket (or even the space between the pocket and the back of the backpack, when I'm carrying a laptop) is really handy for sketchbooks, it keeps them from getting beat up and dog-eared. The smaller front pocket has spaces for writing utensils and other small items.
The only thing I would change is to add a clip somewhere inside the backpack to attach key rings (so they don't get lost within the bag). Or even a loop you could optionally hook the Trigger Snap Keyfob to, I had a cheap backpack in the past with one and it proved to be a handy feature for travel but it's not a big enough concern to effect my review, just a thought for a future improvement. On that note, you can attach keys to the zipper pulls but it's not as secure as having them inside the bag.
Another noteworthy point is the tough design and double zipper pulls make this nice for backpacking/traveling in foreign countries. I was in Europe a few years ago (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) and the pick-pockets were very good at opening backpacks undetected. Most people place money and other small valuables (cameras, passports, etc.) in the small front pockets which are the easiest to access without being noticed in a crowded place such as a big city or subway station (where you are pushed up against people). With the double zipper pulls you can put luggage locks on the backpack and keep it secure. Another technique I experienced was backpacks being slashed with a knife to remove the contents (again, this could be done undetected), the prey were always those cheap nylon backpacks. I'd like to see someone try and cut open a Duluth Pack! If you aren't convinced come handle one in the store or check out the backpack mauled by a bear the shop has on display.
I've had this backpack for over a year and other Duluth Pack products that are about 20 years old. Duluth Pack has even offered to service packs I was given/inherited, so it's nice to see the warranty stays with the product and you won't have to rely on keeping track of a receipt for years to come. None of these products have let me down and I highly recommend them, whether you're exploring the world, camping, or just hauling stuff to a workplace or school. (Posted on 7/15/2010)
- almost perfect--grade B plusReview by Blair
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All of our handmade packs and bags are built to last in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. Our factory, where we have been building our products since 1911, is home to an extremely talented group of sewers, riveters, and leather craftspeople. Each piece of Duluth Pack gear is painstakingly built by hand with the attention and detail that only a true artisan can provide. We stand behind our work and are proud to offer a lifetime warranty covering all craftsmanship and hardware we use in the construction of our products. Craftsmanship includes our sewing and riveting. Hardware includes all zippers, buckles, D-rings, snaps, and any other parts utilized in the manufacturing of our bags. If at anytime during the life of your Duluth Pack product you have problems in these areas, return the product and it will be repaired free of charge. If the product cannot be repaired due to a defect in craftsmanship or faulty hardware, we will be happy to replace the item at Duluth Pack’s discretion. While your Duluth Pack item is designed to provide you with many years of use, Duluth Pack is not responsible for common wear and tear or misuse of your product and is therefore not covered by our warranty. Of course, damages not covered under warranty can usually be repaired at a minimal cost. We sincerely value your patronage and will always do our absolute best to go the extra mile to ensure that you are happy with every Duluth Pack purchase.