"I am not impressed by this product. It is OK for everyday use, as long as you are not rough on it. I take it with me everywhere, on all terrain surfaces and it has not held up well. I now have tears and rips on the back of the backback from pulling it up stairs, as well ad broken clasps where the straps are supposed to connect if you choose to carry it on your back; I also would never use it by carrying it on my back. Even though there are straps to allow me to do so, I have tried using the bag in this manner and it was terribly uncomfortable to carry. It also does not hold very much weight and I am not happy with the amount of storage room and how the bag is organized. I would purchase another rolling backpack from your company, but I would NOT purchase this particular backpack again, nor would I recommend it to anyone due to its short lifespan when used daily."
"I bought this item, the Olympia Rolling Backpack 18", for my daughter who was complaining (pretty much crying) of shoulder pain from carrying a standard backpack. She was in 4th grade. She carried a 1" three ring binder, a spiral notebook, sometimes up to about 2 textbooks and a reading book/novel, a pencil box, her a lunch pack along with a bottle of water and a hand towel for PE.
At first, she resisted as there were no cute colors. *Rolling eyes* This was very much a shoulder saver. She used it all through fourth grade Mon-Fri and being in elementary school, it took quite a beating. Also, I had to teach her how to make everything fit as it's quite tall and can carry the lunch pack by having it sit on her upright binder and textbooks. All in all it was exactly what she needed. She moaned because it didn't have lots of extra pockets but she really didn't need them. It's really a ho-hum rolling backpack that's durable and didn't break the bank.
I'm making her use it again for 5th grade since it still looks great! I'd purchase it again however, she saw another one that I "should have" purchased because it "was a better blue and had more pockets." I have to add that when I rolled it, it was very smooth."
"I am a middle aged adult returning to school and I needed something to cart my heavy text bks around campus. This rolling back pack is ideal. Not only is it handling the very heavy load with ease, it has several handy out pockets, a place for a water bottle, and more. I love that the handle folds down into a tidy out-of-sight storage area, which also is where you tuck away the shoulder straps when not in use. Practical, easy to use and very easy to wheel around."