I may be sort of ambivalent on many of Everlane’s new releases lately, but I do always like to give them a try; I admire the company very much, and appreciate their devotion to transparency. And thanks to a close relationship with Everlane, in addition to referrals via my link, I earn credits there that I use to purchase things and review here for you. So…..I ordered the new modern backpack yesterday.
When Everlane launched their first backpack I was super-excited to get it, but promptly sent it back. I liked it a lot, and knew it would have been practical, but on my black backpack, the straps were white canvas, and I just couldn’t deal with that. So I’ve sort of been waiting and watching to see if they’d fix that so I could order another one. And here we are!
Based on feedback from a reader on this post who mentioned that her black backpack had rubbed off on her clothing, I ordered the reverse denim large version instead of black. I went with the large backpack because it has a padded section for my laptop, which means I wouldn’t have to put it in it’s sleeve for traveling, which is really just an extra hassle. I love their “classic” drawstring/snap backpack, but for security’s sake, and ease of getting into, I decided to go with the modern “zipper” version. I wish the smaller one had a padded laptop section and open side pockets, and was available in the reverse denim; I would have preferred the smaller size, but the large will be good as a carry-on, if not for using at my destination (which I probably wouldn’t anyway – I’ll bring a smaller purse to use daily).
I have a feeling the backpack is going to be HUGE, but there’s really not a very big difference in size from the small, and I think the large will be much more practical overall.
What do you think? Do you have an Everlane backpack? Or will you order a new one?