The Gear:The backpack retails for $44.99. The quality of construction is impressive, with extensive padding and attention to organizational details. It measures 21 x 14 x 7 inches and features a full support quilted back panel and adjustable straps.
Well-considered organizational features include:
- internal organizer
- elastic water bottle pocket
- lined sunglasses pocket
- lined and padded laptop pocket
For this Test Drive, Twelve-year-old Wiley tried out the red and black Shaun White Smooth Tech Geo Blaster Backpack and shared his thoughts.
The Look:The look and size of this backpack is ideal for ages eight to 10.
The Size:It can fit three to four large books and a laptop, which is more than most elementary school kids would be carrying.
The Stuff:My school load consists of: a full binder, one to two folders, three to five notebooks, and a lunchbox. The backpack would fit all of this.
The Quality:It would stand up to regular use because of the reinforced base and extra padding.
The Value:I would not pay $49.99 for this backpack because of its unusual style, which would be more appealing to kids eight to ten.
The Cleaning:It would hold up to soils and spills because it hides dirt.
Wiley is taller and has broader shoulders than the average twelve-year-old, and found the span between the back straps to be too small for his build. He also thought that the style would be better suited for his nine-year-old neighbor, Drew, a skateboarder who is into Shaun White.
Wiley thoughtfully passed the backpack along, and Drew loves it.
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