Repelaweave fabric with taurpalite bottom for maximum protection against elements
Ergonomic maxload multi-compartment design
Barrier zipper tricot lined pocket for valuables
Breathable load absorbing shoulder harness
Load stabilizing sternum strap
Hide-away load stabilizing waist belt
Ergonomic raised foam back panel with lumber support
Adjustable compression straps
Dedicated gear tech computer pocket fits most 17" laptops
Duel stretch mesh hydration pockets
Multi pocket organizer
Detailed Product Description
Loaded with pockets to hold all of your small and large items, this backpack offers sporty style and organized storage for everyday use. The Granite Gear Buffalo Laptop Backpack is made from Repelaweave fabric and features a large shape with a tarpaulite bottom, adjustable compression straps, a load stabilizing waist belt, and an ergonomic raised foam back panel with lumbar support. In addition to the roomy main compartment, this backpack includes a dedicated laptop compartment, dual stretch mesh hydration pockets, a tricot lined pocket for valuables, and a multi pocket organizer to hold all of your small items and accessories.
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We'll help you choose the right laptop pack, based on your needs for work or campus. Our size ranges are based on the L x W x H of the item.
Sized for laptop and a small amount of storage - folder, note pad, pens.
Sized for laptop and a bit more. Power brick, peripherals, folder or note pad.
Sized for laptop & more. Power brick, peripherals, books, folders, note pads, jacket, lunch.
Sized for laptop & much more. Power brick, peripherals, books, folders, note pads, jacket, lunch.
Best of the Best
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The overall rating must be 4.5 out of 5 stars or better.
90% or more of customers must say they would recommend it.
"I've purchased 4 Granite Gear backpacks over the last few years (2 for each of my teenage twins). I was hesitant to spend so much on a school backpack since my kids are so hard on them, but I am so glad I did. I purchased them each a second backpack, not because there was anything wrong with the first one, but because they wanted another one for a laptop/overnight bag (the original one always has school books in it). My girls are in high school and because their lockers are not convenient to their classes, they carry almost every book in their backpack everyday and it is extremely heavy. After 2 years of this, they still look brand new. They will be starting 11th grade with the same awesome backpack they started with in 9th grade. I highly recommend this backpack. I honestly believe they will want a new color before they would ever wear out this backpack. I work in a school and see some really sad backpacks, these are far superior! Don't hesitate, you won't be sorry."
"The burning question I had about this bag before I purchased it was how deep the pocket in front of the main compartment is--it is as deep as the main compartment and can hold full-sized notebooks or a thin lunchbox.
The pros: the outer fabric is waterproof; the fabric has a slight lustre, but it does not make any crinkly noises; the interior fabric of the black color option is a bright yellow-green which makes locating things easy; the straps are soft, bendy, and comfortable--the padding is not foam, but a squishy, rubbery material; the zippers are easy to open/close and not chunky-looking like High Sierra zippers; the waist-strap can be completely hidden behind the back padding.
The cons: the chest straps are non-removable; the main compartment is quite small when the other pockets are filled; the embroidered logo on the front could be smaller or more discreet; in the organization pocket, when pens are placed in the flat pockets in front of the zippered pocket, they impede zipping/unzipping of that pocket; the laptop pocket has a fabric lip that covers the zipper and is sewn in such a way that it is difficult to fold the fabric back to unzip the pocket; the padded back of the bag is REINFORCED WITH A STIFF MATERIAL that allows only slight bends, which makes it difficult to swing the pack around your body to retrieve something from the front pockets, and when you try to squish the bag in your lap when riding the bus--this is my biggest complaint and I wish I hadn't cut the tags off so I could return it for this reason only.
Summary: the chest and waist straps are unnecessary for packs aimed at students, and the stiff back should be in the description because it is a major hindrance. I would not recommend or buy any bags by this brand that has the stiff back. BUT, it is made well and seems to be durable and I anticipate it to last a long time. I'd say its best feature is being waterproof, which is what swayed me to buy this instead of a Dakine bag."
"I have ordered three of the Granite Gear backpack products and this is my third. I am using this for my everyday commute to work by car, motorcycle and bus. I will also use it as a carry-on for business travel. I was looking for a square/rectangular pack that could fit in the airline under seat area. From the photos I thought the Buffalo had compression straps at the bottom similar to the Superior pack(it does not). I do like the shorter squatter dimensions of the Buffalo over the Superior but wish it had some Molle straps for miscellaneous items. It has more than enough room for my 15" laptop and enough room for VERY casual clothing for me to make it through a 2-4 day work trip."
"This is the perfect bag for my son. I love the all around support straps around the waist as well as on the straps which.helps.to.balance the bag when the bag is full of books. It also has back.cushion support which helps with storing the laptop. Overall nice bag."
didn't last through the school year - two zippers broken after a few months of use
"I bought this last fall for my son to use during his 8th grade year in middle school. He liked the style, layout and size. I liked the price. ;) However, he only got about halfway through the school year when one of the zippers broke, then another a month later. The two zippers for the largest compartments are no longer working. He has spent the last two months with two big open pockets at school, because he insists he can "make do" for the last few months of school. So while this backpack is still usable, I wouldn't recommend it. In the future I will spend the extra $ and buy a better quality backpack. I can't believe this one didn't even last a school year."
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