Herschel Supply Co. Heritage Backpack Review

For a few years now, the people at Herschel Supply Co have been making some of the best minimalist backpacks on the planet – and the Herschel Supply Co.Heritage (see good deal) is a prime example of the best work that they have put out.

Simple, straightforward, and elegant, this is the kind of backpack that you remember from your youth without all of the fancy bells and whistles (and unnecessary accessories) that most modern backpacks are weighed down with today.

Review Of The Herschel Supply Co. Heritage Backpack

Herschel Supply Co. Heritage Review

Measuring just 18 ½ inches high and 12 inches wide, this is by no stretch of the imagination the biggest bag on the block, but it isn’t a point sized bag, either.

The dimensions are pretty standard across the board as far as traditional “school backpacks” are concerned, and you’ll find that the utility space provided within is more than enough to accommodate most users.

All of the interior pockets (of which there is a handful) are efficiently organized and designed with precision, and the padded laptop compartment will help make sure that your computer stays protected all day long.

Manufactured entirely out of polyester (on the inside as well as the outside), the exterior color scheme of this backpack is varied. There are almost 50 different combinations that customers will be able to pick and choose from (more than enough to match nearly any personality out there), but almost all of them are simple and straightforward in nature and relatively low-key. The interior is lined in the Herschel signature “candy stripe” pattern and gives a pop of color and personality to this bag that the exterior doesn’t really show off in most cases.

The overall construction of this bag is absolutely second to none. You’re going to find the Herschel Supply Co. Heritage Backpack to be one of the best-constructed bags on the planet, and the kind of backpack that could effortlessly command a price tag much higher than the one that is currently asked.

Very comfortable for what it is, the dual backpack straps are pretty wide and feature a 15-inch shoulder drop. This is the kind of backpack that will remind you of your first backpack, in all the right ways.

Pros and Cons

A simple, straightforward, and elegant bag without any bells and whistles, this is a purpose built bag and one that you’re going to find yourself turning to on a day-to-day basis and especially for weekend trips. Herschel has always made impressive products at affordable price points, and this one is no exception.

On the flipside, if you are looking for a bag with all kinds of advanced features, hundreds of organizational pockets, and construction materials that are as close to space-age as it gets, you aren’t going to find that here. This bag makes no bones about what it is and what it is not.


The Herschel Supply Co. Heritage is the perfect bag for someone that wants to take a trip down memory lane or someone that simply isn’t interested in backpacks that try to be much more than they need to be. Elegant, aesthetically pleasing, and very well constructed, is one of the best bags at this price point, make no bones about that.

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