Here’s another look at a classic silhouette offered by Herschel Supply Co. I like the Heritage Backpack for its attention to detail and improvements to a simple, timeless backpack.
The exterior is rugged and feels like it can take a pounding. The woven tags on the side and front pocket gives it extra detail and provides a nice contrast from the rest of the bag. This version has a blue lash-down point made of rubber with small indentations used to create a design in itself. I also like that the pull tabs has the Herschel brand name embossed and includes a faux leather attachment. The exterior appears reinforced at multiple points throughout the bag and feels sturdy with it on. The back has a thin padding but this wasn’t problematic. On the plus side, the shoulder straps are padded thicker and perforated on the inside which gives it a nice touch.
Inside the bag, the main compartment and front pocket has Herschel’s signature striped fabric liner. This is good in case anything spills in your bag you’ll have a little more time to clean it before it shows on the exterior. The main compartment has a 15″ laptop sleeve and a small internal media pocket which can be used for a battery charger, cables, or a mobile music player if you plan to use the headphone port opening found above it. I typically don’t use it because I like to keep my music player in my hand or jean pocket. With the way the base is constructed, you could probably fit more than the 21.5 liters suggested — 2-3 medium sized books, laptop, and a sweater should still leave room for more smaller items. The front pocket has a key clip you could use, but I also like to keep these things closer to me.
This backpack is well-constructed and has a minimal, yet thoughtful design to include everyday activities. The Heritage Backpack is still a popular bag and is flexible for any use. As with a lot of Herschel Supply Co. products, you can find a variety of colors and limited releases. Find it on Amazon!
- Dimensions: 18″ x 12.25″ x 5.5″
- Weight: ~ 16 oz
- Capacity: 21.5L
- Materials: Polyester