Herschel Supply Co. Little America Reviews

53 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

48 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 8/1/13
Overall Rated:3 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I really wanted to love this backpack, but unfortunately it was not meant to be. I just moved to Boston and with a 1 year old and 3 year old in tow began navigating public transportation by myself. I desperately needed a backpack so I could have both hands free. I read about this one on a blog and loved the idea of having a "stylish" backpack, but I wasn't impressed. Here are my reasons for returning. 1. It looks too large on me (I'm 5'4", 120lb) and is really bigger then I need for a day in the city even with two small children. 2. Dealing with the two steps required to access each pocket was just a hassle - unsnap magnets and undo pull cord to get into main pocket, or unsnap magnets and unzip to access smaller pocket. Then reverse to close the backpack up. 3. The main portion of the backpack is so large it's very easy to lose things inside the backpack. 4. No water bottle sleeve either inside or outside the pack. 5. I was slightly paranoid that the magnets would ruin my credit card and transit card. Not sure if this would actually happen, but the possibility crossed my mind. 6. I wanted a "stylish" backpack, but wearing a backpack always just looks like you're wearing a backpack. I learned that I'd rather have a more functional pack then a nicer looking one.

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5 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 8/6/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

These are made from very cheap leather with poor sewing. The leather crumples in bad weather and the sewing comes undone where it attaches the leather to the bag. The long satchel drawstring whips if someone is within two or three feet of you. It gets much better on the inside. It has an excellent laptop storage compartment. However, the cheap leather this bag uses really kills the crisp look.

Additional 48 Little America Herschel Supply Co. Reviews

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February 21, 2014

Mari

from NYC

Great stylish backpack. I got this for my husband and now all eyes on him and that bag when he is on the train. The bag is a perfect size and makes a great fashion statement!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 12, 2012

Lily

from pseudonymous

I am really dying to get this and it looks great so I am going ahead with my decision. Wish me luck!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 15, 2014

M. B

from NY, New York

I had to buy a bag from my recent trip to Peru that I can bring on the plane and still use as comfortable bag to hike around Machu Picchu and I found it in this. The only negative comment I have is that the front pocket is too small and the draw string was a little cumbersome, but then again it also acts as extra "security" especially if you are walking around a touristy area. But other than that it’s really comfortable and had plenty of space to carry in the plane and still small enough to fit underneath the seat.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 12, 2012

Ariel

from New York

The rust bag was about as pictured, but the leather was a little browner, making it a closer match to the bag itself and therefore kind of clashy. I also want to echo the reviewer below - the leather DID look cheap, especially for a bag this expensive. It would have been better to use a high-quality pleather than this thin, cheap leather, especially for something so visible. It seemed like a comfortable bag (I only wore it around the house briefly) but I was overall very unimpressed. The front pocket was small and hard to access for a right-handed person. All in all, underimpressed.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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October 28, 2016

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Erica

from Illinois

This is the second Herschel backpack I've bought. After I bought on for personal use, I bought a second for work! It's so comfortable!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 28, 2016

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Anonymous

from San Francisco

I bought this for my son, who saw how well this type of backpack was working for his classmates. He absolutely loves it. It is well balanced and sits right against his back, even when it is completely filled with binders, books, iPad, and other high school "necessities." The straps are comfortable. Awesome product, would recommend to anyone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 26, 2016

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Kevin W

 

The Herschel Little America is such a versatile and clean looking backpack. This can be for daily use, school, hiking, traveling and more. Plenty of space and superb quality. Zappos service was also very great. Customer service is one of the best and shipping, price, and overall customer experience is superb.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 25, 2016

Kimberly B

from Phoenix

This backpack is absolutely adorable! Very practical too as it is quite roomy. This will make traveling through the airports and train stations effortlessly. Great quality as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 22, 2016

Jennifer

from Austin, Texas

I bought this backpack in Navy after buying and returning two Timbuk2 messenger bags because I realized that a backpack would do better for my day to day life. I was debating between getting this bag or the Little America Mid-Volume, I decided on this one mainly because both were the same price and I'd rather get a larger bag especially if I'm paying this much. Another reason is because the Mid-Volume only has a 13-inch laptop sleeve and I have a 15-inch laptop so the smaller laptop sleeve was really a deal breaker for me. I've been using it for a couple weeks and I really like it. There's only a few reasons that make it so that I don't love it. Pros: It is super comfortable It is able to carry a lot of weight and not feel too heavy it seems really well constructed the laptop sleeve is super padded with a fleece (?) lining and it's raised above the bottom of the bag so that if you drop it or set it down fairly hard your laptop won't slam against the ground (my 15-inch MBP with a hard shell case fits really well) Cons: The bag is really one giant bucket so it's hard to find things if you put smaller things in the bag (sometimes I have a hard time finding my wallet quickly when I put it in the main bucket area) The two smaller pockets on the inside that other reviewers have talked about do not hold an iPhone 6 (this was a little disappointing to me because it means that I can't use the little headphone hole on the side). All in all, I think those are things to know about the bag before you get it, especially if those two things matter to you a lot. But I really like that the bag is large enough for me to use for an overnight or weekend bag, but it's not so big that I can't use it for my day to day work and school life.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 20, 2016

Hayden B

 

This is a great backpack. I am a huge fan of Herschel bags and this one is no exception. It has a slot for a laptop, and some inside pocks that would be used for a thin water-bottle or charging cables.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 8, 2015

Stephanie A

from New York

Such a beautiful & sturdy bag! I am very delighted with my purchase. The order arrived right on time, everything was just right. This was my first time ever ordering from Zappos & it was worth it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 4, 2015

Patty A

from Texas

I ordered this backpack for my 7th grade daughter, perfect size, easy to close and open and the material very durable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 6, 2015

Anonymous

 

I needed a backpack that would be big enough for me to carry big books, notebooks, pens, pencils, and clothes to change into. This bag is HUGE and half the size of me, but it feels strangely lightweight. My only gripe is that it doesnt have a lot of pockets and is a bit TOO big so I can't grab things easily right away (I have to set the backpack down, open up the top, reach in & dig around, etc). I got complimented on it the first day I wore it, so it looks cute without looking totally nerdy. A good option for school!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 28, 2015

Cassie

from Spartanburg, SC

Very roomy, plenty of space for my 15" MacBook pro, and several books. I love it, and have gotten lots of compliments! The extra buckling honestly doesn't bother me. I got this one when my previous Herschel backpack was too small to carry all my board studying books!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Framingham, MA

The backpack came on time, and I love it! I am in medical school so I use it every day and it is comfortable and holds everything I need easily. The laptop pocket is a nice fuzzy, velvety texture, so I don't even keep a laptop sleeve on anymore! 15 inch Macbook Pro fits like a dream. Thanks Zappos/Herschel!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 9, 2014

Anonymous

from New Jersey

The backpack is exactly as described. It's extremely durable and well-worth the price. It is bigger than I anticipated but it fits a weekend's worth of clothes, or a laptop and several textbooks. The lining adds color to the design. Anyone interested would be happy to receive it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2014

Anonymous

from Singapore

Pretty large and comfy (well padded) for a bag, weight distributed evenly. It's also a bag of good quality, and so far it has proved sturdy and waterproof. My only issue is that it is a hassle to access the main compartment. Perhaps a zip on the side of the bag to provide easy access to the main compartment would be a good idea. Overall sleek and classy with no fault.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 26, 2014

Anonymous

 

Love everything about this backpack! The comfort of the straps and additional padding for the lower back is genius. Very stylish as well. Convinced 2 friends on it and they purchased it shortly after.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 10, 2014

Brianna M

 

I am in love with the Apple Polka Dot Little America Herschel! After ordering it, I was worried it might be to intense of a yellow. But when it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that backpack is more of a subdued lime green color. Couldn't be happier with my purchase!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 25, 2013

Z

from Alexandria, VA

My High School age daughter has been thrilled with this backpack. It can fit all of her binders, a laptop, lunch, and books -- a tall order that this pack delivers perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 10, 2013

MSJDVM

from NE PA

My daughter wanted this backpack for school. She loves it, it's big enough for books, laptop, etc.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 26, 2013

Emmalee

 

Better than expected! The back is super padded and comfortable. It's worth the money for sure.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 18, 2013

Ricky

from New York, NY

Excellent bag! It's functional, stylish and durable. The small front compartment is perfect for valuables since it both buttons and zippers. The larger main compartment fits a lot more than you would think and has a safe place to keep a laptop. Very thick fabric and straps. A great buy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Herschel Supply products

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Madison, WI

Beautiful teal color and bag! The inside is super spacious and the laptop sleeve is very handy. The padding on the outside back and straps are comfortable when the bag gets heavy. The only thing I wish it had is a water bottle holder.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 28, 2012

KDUB

from Stone Mountain, GA

Quality product as shown; fast delivery. For college student - gift item - recipient was thrilled. Always good service from Zappos...service should always be a consideration when buying.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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