"Best backpack so far"
- Name: 2013 Dakine Campus Backpack Men's
- Pros: Well made, Heavy duty, Large with lots of pockets
- Cons: Not a skateboard/snowboard backpack,
I was looking for a backpack for road trips, a pack to carry on the plane, and a backpack for day to day carrying of my laptop and other items I might need during the day. The Dakine Campus 33L has worked out perfectly for me. As the name implies, Campus 33L, it is perfect for school. It is a rather large 33 liters. It has enough space to hold not only a laptop, but also several books and everything else you might need. It has several pockets. Firstly, the main compartment, as I said is very large. Inside this main compartment is the padded laptop sleeve. The description say fits up to a 15 laptop, but truthfully you could fit an even larger size laptop. I have a 15.6 laptop and it fits with room to spare. On the top portion of the pack is a zippered, fleece lined pocket for sunglasses. I recently used this pocket for a pair of goggles. Toward the front of the pack is another zippered, fleece line pocket. This pocket is intended for your smaller miscellaneous items. Keys, cell phone, pens, pencils, calculator etc. This pocket even has fleece lined holders for your phone and other small items. In the very front of the backpack is a zippered cooler type pocket. This pocket has the waterproof cooler material. Perfect for a few can drinks, a few bottles of water or even your lunch. I recently went on a 3 day road trip and I was able to pack 4 pairs of clothes, all my toiletries, my laptop and charger as well as my phone and phone charger. The zippers are heavy duty and smooth. The pack has quality, heavy duty stitching throughout. The shoulder straps are nice, thick and padded, so wearing the pack is very comfortable. In the past I have mainly owned JanSport backpacks, which are nice, but this is much more heavy duty and well made. Overall I am pleased with the Dakine Campus 33L Backpack and I recommend it to anyone looking for a large, quality backpack that has a laptop sleeve for both school and everyday use.