"ordered this sling backpack for my son, who specifically requested this style. We looked at this together online and he decided on the electric blue color. It all looked fine and the price seemed reasonable so we took a leap of faith. The item arrived (via FREE standard shipping) within 3 days and I was immediately *VERY* pleased with the appearance and utility of this bag. The external material (nylon, I believe) appears very thick and durable, as does the bottom section that makes contact with the ground (when it is inevitably "thrown around" and mistreated!) The bag is HUGE and has plenty of room for anything a 6th grader would need. The compartments are nicely organized and there are enough of every size. Another nice feature is a cell phone case that velcros around the sling strap in the front. It does appear the top secure for the strap (that would go on top of shoulder in the front) will be an area of concern and questionable durability b/c it is only held on by one piece of cloth around a rubber ring. Overall however, for the price I paid I could not be more pleased with the product received. Hopefully by the end of the school year I am still singing its' praises!! :))"
"I have to start this by saying I love this bag. If you are even considering it, you won't regret it! I was researching bags for a few days in hopes to find a bag that would hold my notebook computer, tablet, and a few other odds and ends without weighing me down a ton. I am one for major organization so throwing everything in one large pocket isn't for me. The Ful Brickhouse solves that problem with ample pockets and storage while still being a light and comfortable sling bag. I can grab it and take it anywhere with me and have everything I need while neatly organized.
The large notebook pocket is perfect for a notebook (my 13" fits with ease) and has two velcro pockets as well which I use one on bottom for the power cord and the other on top for my bible (just fits). The small pockets wont hold my 8.9" tablet sadly. I also keep a paper notebook and some business documents in there as well. The next pocket down has plenty of room for my tablet and power cord. It's not padded but the neoprene sleeve I have for the tablet works fine. The next pocket down has 3 credit card slots, a pen holder, a cell phone/mp3 pocket (it holds my old T-Mobile G1 perfectly), a mesh change pocket, another larger pocket behind that (holds a 2.5" hard drive perfectly), and behind all of that is a large "map" pocket which I use to hold a few cd-r sleeves. The tiny front pocket holds my contact lens case, solution, headache meds, and my asthma inhaler. The side zip pouch holds a small umbrella and my eye glass case. The top zip pouch holds my usb cords, connectors, and other odds and ends.
That's everything I need to carry on a daily basis and let me tell you it does the job great! I have also received compliments on the bag as well from others which just reassures me I made a great purchase. The bag is a little heavier than I expected empty but I figured that just means it's durable!
As usual eBags shipped FAST and I got my package ahead of time in perfect condition!"
"This is no ordinary back pack. The quality of construction and the thoughtful design mean this bag approaches Tumi standards. The material feels similar to ballistic nylon instead of just a thin cheap material. I particularly like the rubber bottom which helps protect the bag when set down on wet or dusty surfaces. Lots of zipper compartments 6 in total. The main compartment opens at the side ( not the top)enabling easy access to a padded laptop compartment.The zippers handles are big enough to enable securing with a lock so three compartments can be secured this way if required. One small compartment has various pockets for pens, passport, and cell phone and unlike many backpacks this compartment is also padded. I have had shoulder surgery so I needed a sling back design and this bag has this with the addition that you can switch the strap for either right, or left shoulder use. Unbelievable value for money compared with similar designer brands."