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.
Superior cushioning for impact absorption and high energy return.
Circuit Breaker™ Daypack is rated
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Rated 4 out of
A Great Brand Name Bag, but...Awesome backpack by Columbia. Love the straps; really cool feel, and the overall design is great as well. However, it feels a little cheap in quality for a backpack so expensive; personally it runs a little small, and it doesn't really sit upright when you set it down on the ground. As a student, it's a little bit hard to bring everything you need for class in it as well, and the laptop sleeve does run a little small. Other than that, personally, it's a cool bag, and what it lacks in function (although it does do its job) its still a stylish bag to carry around.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 4 out of
Works for a College BackpackI had owned the previous model of this backpack which seemed to have more allowable usable space within the pack. However, the separate padded computer pocket is a nice feature. The shoulder straps with the mesh to allow air flow is also a very unique and beneficial feature to this pack. I use this backpack everyday in a college setting, and it exceeds my expectations for a pack.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of
Great Daypack!Very versatile and looks great.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 2 out of
FairMy 17" Dell Inspiron laptop didn't fit in the laptop sleeve compartment but it did fit within the main conpartment.
I would suggest that for later designs of this model make sure the laptop sleeve bottom support is in level with the backpack's bottom support and having the extra room will make it easier to fit most 17" laptop models.
Having a designed prefectly soft sleeve that is useless just add extra weight. For future feature descritiptions an estimated laptop sleeve dimensions would be appreciated.
Since it is hard to find backpacks with a 17" laptop compartment I had to make an online purchase. I am dissapointed that I didn't get a discount for receiving an item that doesn't match its design features, which in my understanding is a DEFECTIVE product. The product should be tested and proved to meet its features, which should be described in detail specially online.
I am not satisfied with my purchase, but besides of not getting a refund or even a free shipping for return, it is a good quality product, just didnt meet my only requirement which was fitting my laptop.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 4 out of
Great backpack for business, could be better.There are only 3 issues I have with this otherwise great backpack. There are tons of compartments. My only issue having so many compartments is that it limits the size of any one compartment therefore limiting the size of what it can carry. This leads to my 2nd issue.
I was hoping that this bag would fit 11x17 paper since it claimed to fit a 17" laptop I figured this would be a no brainer. I'm an engineer and constantly have 11x17 drawing packages to review. The bag is just barely big enough to fit these with bending in the edges of the paper (looks unprofessional).
Lastly, and the least of my issues is the hip belt straps do not have any sleeve or included method for keeping the straps tied down. These leads to the straps dangling (more true the skinnier you are) and potentially getting caught on things. Also when setting the bag down the straps hang all over the place and it appears sloppy or messy to me. It's a simple fix with some rubber bands or hair ties but seems like a simple design afterthought that got missed.
Date published: 2016-10-22
Rated 5 out of
Nice packAt 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.
Date published: 2016-06-12
Rated 5 out of
Great BackpackI 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.
Returns are accepted within 60 days of the purchase date online or in-store. Your apparel must be in original and unworn condition, with tags still attached. Footwear returns must also include the original box.