Premium cotton canvas gives this rugged backpack a refined yet relaxed look. Contrasting faux-leather bottom and trim give the Houston serious style. This lightweight pack has an old-school, classic khaki vibe—yet it’s loaded with pockets and modern features to protect a laptop and tablet. Let’s get into it.
Why We Love It
The Houston is a good-looking pack that works hard but never has to try too hard. Its laid-back, cool factor comes from a unique fabric—premium cotton canvas—and lots of subtle details like contrasting, faux-leather zipper trim, pulls, a lashing square, and tough, durable bottom. Desert Beige, a natural, versatile color combo, just looks great. This is a perfect pack for the no-nonsense, practical type who is going places. In the large main compartment, you’ve got plenty of room to stow your big stuff, plus an internal sleeve to hold a 15-inch laptop computer and tricot-lined tablet sleeve. Three front zippered pockets give you lots of options for your smaller stuff while adding dimension and visual interest. A fully padded back panel and straight-cut padded shoulder straps guarantee a comfortable ride, even when fully loaded with gear. The Houston has a bit more cargo capacity than our best-selling SuperBreak and a lot more rugged style. And that web haul handle makes it easy to grab, lift, and go—wherever you’re headed.
What’s it fit?
A lot, including a 15-inch laptop computer and tablet, plus a few books, 1 or 2 large binders, a few paperbacks, spiral notebooks, a calculator, a bunch of pens and pencils, a bag lunch, a cellphone, headphones, and a sweatshirt.