Offered in a variety of different patterns and colors. Detailed with faux leather for a sleek look. Closes with drawstring and 2 clasps. Top pocket offers zippered enclosure.
Many customers complained of the straps ripping under heavy use.
Many owners appreciate the smaller design. Lightweight build great for traveling. Offers easy-access exterior pocket for smaller items and valuables with a larger main compartment.
Smaller than many buyers anticipated. Could use more pockets.
28 liter volume. Padded laptop compartment. 2 side pockets for holding smaller items and accessories. Adjustable sternum strap for supreme comfort.
Straps could be more comfortable. Thinner than expected.
Offers 2 open side pockets for water bottles. Sternum strap for comfort. Available in various colors and styles. Padded laptop compartment. Pocket for storing tablet.
Fabric could be thicker. Some complained of the bag being flimsy.
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Vermont-based Burton began selling snowboards in 1977 and has since expanded to winter apparel, luggage, and bags, including its line of rugged backpacks. Some of Burton’s backpacks have a simple design suitable for everyday use while others are fancier with outside pockets in useful places and straps that have various functions. Burton backpacks can be as small as 15L and as large as 31L. The style can be conservative or colorful. Some include many pockets while others are more limited in organizational features. All have a padded laptop compartment, though not all will fit a 17” computer. Burton also includes padded straps on all of its backpacks for comfort, but only some come with a sternum strap.