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Solid Laptop backpack

By Ming the Merciless

from Toronto, ON


  • Keeps Everything Compact
  • Laptop And Tablet Sleeves
  • Lots Of Random Pockets
  • Main Pocket Opens Ideally
  • Organizer Panel Is Useful
  • Slot For Hydration Hose


  • Main Pocket Limited Size
  • Not The Heaviest Material
  • Not waterproof
  • Padding Minimal

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    Comments about JanSport HATCHET:

    I love this pack. My 15" Vaio and Surface fit in their own respective slots. The organizer is great for all the odds and ends you'll need, like pens, calculator, notepads, etc. Even has a small carabiner inside. The various zipper pockets aren't huge, but offer plenty of storage for your odds and ends. There is a larger front pocket for your charger and mouse. The standard water bottle pockets are there, of course.

    The straps and back are minimally padded, but, to be honest, this isn't an issue. In fact, I would argue that it may be positive as it keeps the bulk down. Certainly, the bag is plenty comfy as it is. The compact nature of this bag design also does an excellent job of keep everything close to your back, which adds more comfort to overall wearability, function, and balance.

    The only real complaints I have about this bag few. The biggest complaint is the storage capacity of the main chamber. A few books fit just fine, and, in fact, the chambers shape keeps everything sitting nicely upright and not falling over to the bottom of the pack where they get dog-eared and mangled. Anything beyond this, though, like a couple of books plus a binder, or a coat, and you will find yourself stretched for space. I might have liked a bit more room. The positive spin to this, however, is that you can never overload it with too much stuff so that you are killing your back and what not.

    Other complaints include the pack not being waterproof (but it's also well under $100), and the fact that the material, while seemingly durable, is a bit thin. Not paper thin, but certainly not as heavy as many other bags I've had over the years.

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    Bringing together outdoor influence with modern functionality, the JanSport Hatchet backpack features a versatile sleeve designed to fit a 15 inch laptop or 3L hydration system, deluxe organizer panel, tablet pocket and water bottle pockets.


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    Versatile sleeve designed to fit a 15" laptop or a 3 L hydration system | Tricot lined tablet pocket | Deluxe organizer panel with padded phone holder | One main compartment | Internal zippered mesh pocket | Front zippered gear pocket

    Capacity: 1710 cu in / 28 L|Weight: 1 lb 6 oz / 0.6 kg|Dimensions: 18" x 12" x 8" / 46 x 31 x 20 cm|Laptop Dimensions: 13" x 11" x 0.75" / 33 x 28 x 2 cm |Fabric: 600 Denier Polyester