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Herschel Supply Co.® Survey Backpack
full size
Product Details
As descendants of barrel makers, Herschel's founders know a thing or two about building things to carry, well, stuff—like their incredibly cool, exceptionally functional backpacks. The Canadian label mixes modern-day necessities (like lots of handy compartments) with vintage, mountaineering-inspired design and canvas that can stand up to pretty much anything. Go ahead and sling it around—trust us, it can take it.
  • Poly.
  • 15"H x 13"W x 2 3/4"D.
  • USA.
  • Madewell.com only.
Please note: This item cannot be sold in or shipped to California.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roomy and comfortable The backpack has more of a rectangular opening than I thought, but it's still very roomy. Fits very comfortably on my shoulders and looks fine with my work clothes (business casual usually). I've only had it for two weeks so I can't speak to its durability, but it does seem well-made. As a side note, kudos to Madewell's great customer service on another order I had placed. I had difficulties with the courier delivery, but Madewell was very quick to make things right. Thanks! December 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great! Love this backpack! The size fits me very well!The only one concern for me is that it is a little flat. December 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Backpack This is a great bag. It's light weight, sturdy, and stylish. My initial concern was that the leather straps on the front would require work to open and close. However there's magnetic buttons/snaps so there's no need to undue the straps. The one thing to note is that the bag is rather short/small. I'm 5'3 and small in size and it fits great. It may look too small on someone larger. November 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cute, but inconvenient I bike around town, and I use backpacks as my primary form of purse (mainly just carrying keys, wallet, phone, and bike lock). I think the Survey is super cute, and I get lots of complements on it. It seems very well-made and sturdy, so I can't complain about that either. My big problem is the overall design of the bag. There are no small pockets at all, so little stuff gets drowned in the bag. And there are no pockets low down on the bag, so getting into any part of the bag means I have to take it all the way off. Other bags I own have side pockets or front pockets that I can easily take my keys or cell phone in and out of. With this backpack I need to either keep those things in my pockets or deal with the extra hassle of taking the bag on and off. I could totally see this bag working for someone who carries a purse as well as a backpack, but that's not me. That said, it was totally worth it for the sale price, but it's not the backpack of my dreams. December 4, 2013
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