“ Brand: Nike / Style: Kids Backpack / Max Litres: 21 „
I bought this smallish Nike rucksack a couple of years ago and use it as my standard hand luggage whenever we fly long haul. The reason I only tend to use it for long haul is that these days whenever we fly short haul I tend to take only hand luggage and therefore use a small wheeled suitcase (usually trying to avoid Ryanair charges to check in luggage!).
This is a basic backpack which has a capacity of 21 litres, I find it is the perfect size to carry my kindle, basic toiletries, camera and valuables and a spare layer of clothes - my standard hand luggage! The front pocket is handy because it has a few smaller pockets within it which I use to stash my earphones, eye mask and flight socks as well as pens (you always seem to need to fill in visa forms on long haul flights). The main compartment also has a zip fastening and inside has a velcro shutting pocket which is handy for documents etc - this is where I keep my passport.
The straps are sturdy and wide enough to distribute weight comfortably and they can also be adjusted to suit with a standard plastic buckle/clasp mechanism at the base of each strap. I find that this rucksack is a good size for me as I am fairly short - it does not feel like a 'childs' rucksack which I know is how it is marketed, it just feels like a smallish backpack. When empty it is very light which is great and means no concerns about going overweight with hand luggage.
The free 'pencil case' which came with the backpack is something I use to keep a basic first aid kit and essential bits and pieces in (like spare ear plugs and travel sickness pills), this was an added bonus as it effectively just provides a matching extra bit of storage.
I paid £14.99 for this backpack from JJB sports in the sale, I believe it was £19.99 originally and I would expect to pay around this for a Nike product. The branding is not overbearing on this item, with just one Nike swoosh on the front of the bag and to be honest that appeals to me.
I have used this bag a lot and expect to get a lot more use out of it as it is well made, robust and showing no real signs of wear as yet, I believe this is a great bag for travelling with (as well as being a lovely school or college rucksack also).
A few years ago I was planning a trip to London to stay with a friend for a few nights, after planning the train route and realising I would be travelling on the underground, I decided I would need a backpack for the journey so that it could stay safe on my back without accidentally dropping it down somewhere and forgetting about it. I first looked in the Argos catalogue and found this Nike backpack.
The backpack has a zip opening for the main part of the bag, this runs from almost the bottom of one side, all the up and over to almost the bottom at the other side. This makes it easy to fit quite big things inside without having to squish everything in through a tiny gap. I now use this bag when me and my daughter go swimming and I can get my daughters, quite bulky, swim jacket in the bag with no problems.
There is also a front pocket on this backpack, the zip for this pocket is the same as the main body zip and runs almost all of the way around the pocket. The front pocket also holds five different sized material pockets to keep things safe. I kept my toiletries in here when I went to London and found that they all fit in nicely.
The straps on the bag are a nice size for a backpack, they are quite wide at around 5cm and quite padded so do give you enough support if you are carrying something heavy. The strap length can be adjusted, just like most back packs like this. There is also a carry handle located on the top of the bag.
The Nike design isn't too in your face with this backpack, there is a simple Nike tick on the front and a smaller one on one of the straps. The bag is very girly, in two tone pink it does stand out quite a bit but I love everything pink and girly so that's no problem for me personally!
With this back pack I also had a pencil case come included. I have no idea where it is now, but what I do know is that it wasn't big enough to use in the way of a pencil case as it was rather thin. It was long enough to fit pens and pencils inside, but not many so I never used it. It had the same design as the back pack in two tone pink and with a simple Nike tick for detailing.
As I said before, I've used this back pack when I went to London for a few days and it did well. I can remember the bag being quite heavy but not uncomfortable to carry as the straps do take some of the pressure off of certain areas as they are wide. It is now used for mine and my daughters weekly swimming sessions. I normally take a carrier bag for the wet stuff when we've finished, but on occasion forgotten it and put wet clothes straight into the bag and despite not washing after this use, the back pack faired well and didn't start to smell.
I can't remember off the top of my head what I paid but I think it was between £15 and £20. I think that's quite good value for money, especially as it's a Nike product. Although the pencil case that is included is a bit pointless, the back pack itself is fantastic. The openings are huge, straps are wide, easy to carry and you can fit loads inside. I would say it's perfect for a school student.
Last year we used to commute alot to Bournemouth to see my husband's family. With three of us there always seemed to be a good bit of luggage, epecially with a daughter who wanted to take practically every toy she owned. Keeping this in mind, I went to my local JD Sports to find a rucksack big enough to fit more bits and pieces in and hopefully reduce the amount of luggage we had with us as commuting to Waterloo laden down with load of luggage on the tube is not particularly fun!
I found this rucksack and I liked it instantly. It reminded me of my Reebok rucksack which after much use tore at the seams though granted it did take a fair bit of abuse! I was always cramming stuff into it when it was quite clear it was at its capacity! The pink colour of the rucksack is very girly and pink. it is nice a vibrant - a nice mix of hot pink and pastel pink. Mine did not come with the pencil case though.
I found there to be alot of room in the rucksack. I managed to get a good amount of folded clothing, make up bag, GHDs and some snacks for the train in there without it making a crease in the material. I am sure I could have fitted more into it if I had tried. There is also a zip pocket on the front for the smaller bits to go in. I use this for my iPod, antibacterial handwash, tissues, batteries anything really! The rucksack also has really wide shoulder straps on which were absolutely brilliant for distributing the weight of the rucksack evenly. It made carrying it on my back so much more easier and I barely realised I had it on my back. Usually rucksacks put alot of strain on my neck but this one never caused that.
A year later and I still have the rucksack. I am pleased to say it has lasted really well. It hasn't torn like my Reebok one did and it looks as though there is plenty of life in it for a while to come yet. The rucksack is really good quality and it was a great buy.
I brought this Nike Rucksack in April because we were going away as a family and I needed something to put my stuff in for the journey. This is a rucksack that is the sort of size that school kids use in the senior school and is about the right size to put an A4 folder in and other stuff.
The size was just right for me because I wanted something that had enough room inside for my stuff but something that wouldn't be too heavy because we had a few long walks planned and needed to take supplied with us.
This rucksack is dead comfy to carry because the straps are wide and this distributes the weight evenly on my bag and takes the pressure off my shoulders. I wasn't carrying anything major heavy but one day I had 2 2 litre bottles of pop in it and my sandwich box and even then it was loads easier to carry than a Reebok rucksack that I've got in the house.
The main part is very roomy and expands quite a lot so you can get all your stuff in without squashing it into a small gap. The zip pocket on the front is bigger than it looks as well and the flap undoes on 3 sides so you can squash even more stuff in and then just push the flap back up and do the zip up.
The pencil case that comes with this bag is quite good but I don't need a pencil case so I gave mine to my sister to take back to school with her. She loves it because its got a keyring on it so she doesn't have to worry about losing her keys because she's only just been trusted with her own set.
I think the colour of this bag is wicked because it's not too girly pink and has a bit of a dusty colour. I have got a pink Reebok bag and it's much too pink and I don't like using it because I don't like looking like all those girls who have everything in pink like Barbie.
I paid about £15.00 for this rucksack from JJB Sports but my dad reckons you can get it cheaper in the market in town. I reckon it's worth £15.00 though because Nike is one of the best brands and it's so comfortable to carry around.
Carry handle with adjustable shoulder straps.