The backpack has really functional pockets in practical places. There is space for everything you need and then some. I purchased this to replace my computer bag and my backpack that I take on airplanes, and it serves double duty. The material is durable and sturdy and I suspect that this will withstand anything I throw at it. Also, I bought a "misfit" and I could not find anything wrong with it, so I paid a fraction of the price for this bag, which is a win in itself!
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Day Owl Reviews
Day Owl is so good! I love the mission behind the brand and their products really hold up. I bought the tech pouch and fanny pack. Both are extremely durable and shipped very fast. I couldn't recommend more Day Owl! Might have to purchase a backpack next. Also, the packaging is reusable which is also a plus. So far have nothing but great things to say about the brand.
Have a backpack, a cord pouch, and a waist pack. Use them every day. I can use them for work and have also taken them on weekend trips. Items are all sturdy, full of helpful and interesting pockets, and hold a lot. I appreciate that the colors are a bit washed out, as the items looks the same after wear as they do when first received. They also have a program recycling old backpacks and regular offer the less than perfect versions of the backpacks at a discounted price.
A larger cord pouch would be nice and a toiletries bag.
I love that their backpack is made from recycled material. It’s definitely very nice quality. I have had the backpack for 2 years now and really enjoy it still. I got the slim back pack and it holds QUITE a bit. What I enjoy most is probably all the hidden zipper and pouches. Super convenient.
The laptop compartment is quite small, will only fit a laptop (I shouldn’t be complaining) but it does get pretty hard to get your laptop out of the front is super full.
I bought a light pink backpack pre-pandemic (not sure when, though!). I use it every day as a purse and laptop bag combo. I like how much I can fit into it while it's still a pretty small bag. I find the little pocket on the top to be super useful for keys I access regularly and my ear buds. The insulated side zip pocked has been useful for water or a small can of soda (don't judge me!) I want to keep cool until lunch.
I like the bag a lot - so this is nitpicky stuff. The laptop section is *lightly* padded. I'm not actually sure it would keep my laptop intact if I dropped it or it fell off a chair, but thankfully that hasn't happened. I wish for two things: 1. that I could machine wash it (the light pink color is holding up well for as much as I use it but now that covid is a thing I just wish I could wash it once a season), and 2. that is was 1" taller overall so that my laptop wasn't so tightly packed into the bag when it's full, but other than that it's a great basic daily backpack that fits a lot of stuff.
I've never owned a backpack that didn't fray and eventually break where the straps meet the bag, and this was no exception. Unfortunately I threw it out before I knew about their repairs policy.