Loaded with features, including a tricot-lined, padded, exclusive-access laptop pocket that can fit up to a 17-inch screen. This daypack also features a tricot-lined electronics pocket, a deluxe internal organizer, reflective detailing and Techlite shoulder straps with an attached rescue whistle. This versatile pack is perfect for school.
Omni-SHIELD™ advanced repellency
TECHLITE™ shoulder straps
Deluxe internal organization
Fits up to 17" laptop
Padded laptop compartment
Dense EVA foam shock absorbing insert on bottom laptop compartment
Helps you stay clean and dry by resisting absorption of liquids.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by systemBuilder Nice pack
At the Columbia outlet we bought a very affordable Orange Circuitbreaker backpack to replace our son's Columbia Manifest backpack, which had been stolen. I have a Columbia Halftrack backpack so we have experience with 3 recent models.
This one has an open pouch on the back (probably for drying shoes), which some people like a great deal, like the Manifest.
Unlike the Manifest, the computer compartment is a separate, 3rd zippered compartment with padding front and back (probably the 3rd compartment is what makes this pack so expensive) and includes a spandex tablet sleeve to completely secure a tablet away from the pad edges, reducing the chance of banging tablet corners.
Compared to the Manifest 1 this pack is wider at the top AND bottom so larger laptops should fit easily - i heard that some large 15.6" laptops had trouble fitting into the Manifest.
There are 2 small zippered compartments in the main section, with 2 mesh pouches and a 3rd area for 3 sets of credit cards, plus holders for 2 pens.
I expect the quality and especially durability to be top-notch like our other Columbia products and backpack(s) in particular.
Downsides are (a) special holders for only two pens like my Columbia halftrack, but I wish it held 3 - 4 like a previous pack (b) The 3rd and smallest outside zippered compartment has only a single zipper that goes from 150 degrees clockwise to about 210 degrees. Not the easiest compartment to access and I would have preferred 2 zippers that were more beefy than the one that was used.
June 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gundo2015 Great Backpack
I really like this backpack. Plenty of room for all of my things. I look off the waist straps and use this backpack as my primary pack. The materials are Columbia quality. I like the felt lined computer liner, it fits my computer very easily.
May 29, 2016
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