This durable bag is large enough to hold everything you will need for a day of classes, and still have room for your lightweight fleece jacket and homework. The adjustable shoulder strap makes this bag more practical to carry from class to class than any other bag. When loaded, it hangs nicely over the back of a chair or slides under your seat. Fold-over top flap is secured with two leather straps and high quality roller buckles. All book bag models come with interior pen and calculator pockets. From grade school to grad school, this handy book bag will help with the burdens.
Item No. B-137 Deluxe Book Bag
Dimensions: 11H x 16W x 4D
Capacity: 704 cubic inches
Construction: 18 oz canvas, premium leather bottom and flap trim, adjustable cotton web shoulder strap w/ leather pad, leather flap straps, high quality roller buckles, internal pen and calculator pockets, full-length internal divider pocket
Craftsmanship and Guarantee
All of our handmade packs and bags are built to last in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. Our factory, where we have been building our products since 1911, is home to an extremely talented group of sewers, riveters, and leather craftspeople. Each piece of Duluth Pack gear is painstakingly built by hand with the attention and detail that only a true artisan can provide. We stand behind our work and are proud to offer a lifetime warranty covering all craftsmanship and hardware we use in the construction of our products. Craftsmanship includes our sewing and riveting. Hardware includes all zippers, buckles, D-rings, snaps, and any other parts utilized in the manufacturing of our bags. If at anytime during the life of your Duluth Pack product you have problems in these areas, return the product and it will be repaired free of charge. If the product cannot be repaired due to a defect in craftsmanship or faulty hardware, we will be happy to replace the item at Duluth Pack’s discretion. While your Duluth Pack item is designed to provide you with many years of use, Duluth Pack is not responsible for common wear and tear or misuse of your product and is therefore not covered by our warranty. Of course, damages not covered under warranty can usually be repaired at a minimal cost. We sincerely value your patronage and will always do our absolute best to go the extra mile to ensure that you are happy with every Duluth Pack purchase.
Maybe I carry too much stuff, but the 4" depth is not enough with a laptop in a sleeve. But... what a beautiful bag. Sometimes I wish for a grab handle at the top, since I own a Duluth Builders Bag. The leather strap pad is elegant and functional.
I ordered this bag to hold my laptop and other school things, but when it came it was HUGE. I knew the dimensions ahead of time, but because the bag is so boxy and rigid it was entirely unwieldy. If you are a smallish woman, I would definitely consider a different bag. Although the style and quality were great!
I have owned the bag now for 3 months and I am in love with it! It is wonderfully made with very high quality leather and canvas.
I got a laptop sleeve for my laptop and there is still plenty of room. I love how much room is still in it.
I bought this bag back in 97 and used it for my years in grad school and after until 03. During this time I rode bike to work every day rain snow or shine. I overstuffed it with heavy books time and again. I used it to run errands all over town. When I cleaned up, I used it for travel to conferences and presentations, and for a few years after.
After several years, some of the trim started fraying from use. I sent it back and DP replaced the trim. At this point I still have and occasionally use my pack, but use something larger to go to work nowadays.
Since I used mine for bike commuting for years, the 4 stars reflect DP not having a few things that specifically bike-oriented bags will include. First, someplace to hang a rear blinkie would be nice. Second, a little more volume would make it easier to pack a t-shirt on sweaty days.
OTOH, I don't think I have any bags that put up with such heavy duty daily use as this one, that are still going strong.
I love this bag. I've owned it for 7-8 years and not treated it all that well and it still looks great and is holding up like a champ. I used it primarily as a book bag through college and now with a cheap neoprene laptop case I use it as my laptop bag.
I suspect that sometime in the next decade or so I'll have to stop in the Superior Street factory and have a new strap put on since mine has been fraying for years, but in the mean time, I could have gone through a dozen other bags instead.
My only complaint isn't even entirely about this product, it's the fact that I couldn't buy the matching Duluth Pack laptop sleeve and use it with the Deluxe Book Bag I already owned. The sleeve is slightly too big to fit inside this bag with a 15" laptop in it.