Herschel Little America Backpack Review – An Everyday Classic Bag

Herschel Little America Backpack is one of the most popular Herschel bags and is loved by many. It is pretty rare if you haven’t seen at least one person with this and due to its popularity, you might have gotten a bit curious about this bag which is why you might have decided to research on it.

Herschel Little America Backpack Review

If you landed on this page because you would like to know more about this bag then you are in the right place because I intend to reveal everything I have been able to find out about Herschel Little America Backpack.

The size of the backpack is definitely not in its name because it is large enough to contain items you normally put in a bag. It has a classic design and don’t let the adjustable buckle strap fool you because it makes use of a magnetic metal pin clip to secure the top flap.

It has several pockets but not as much as I would have liked it to have. By the time you finish with this post, you would have gotten all the information you need to make an informed decision on whether this is a bag for you or not.

Product Name: Herschel Little America Backpack

A Good Place To Buy: Amazon

Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty

My Rating: 8.5 out of 10

Do You Prefer To Watch a Video Review On This Bag? If So Then Please Click On The Play Button On The Video Below

Design and Material

Herschel Little America Backpack was made using 600D polyester material which makes the backpack really durable having a high resisting power to wears and tears. A light coating was added just underneath the polyester and this was done to make the backpack resistant to water. It has a minimalistic and classic style and it has a strapping on top its flap closure coming down from the top of the bag.

The strap running down from the top of the bag has a belting and adjustable feature. When I first came across this I actually thought the backpack made use of buckles to secure the flap closure, but it doesn’t. Instead, it makes use of magnetic metal pin clips which are really cool and makes accessing the main compartment easier and faster.

The backpack comes in lots of different colors giving you lots of options to go for a color you feel would be ideal to your style.

Organization and Compartments

As we see from the picture of the pack above, it has a flap closure which covers the main compartment and the laptop compartment inside the bag.

The main compartment uses a drawstring closure which you can cinch to secure your items inside the pack.

The main compartment of Herschel Little America backpack is pretty large and should be able to contain most of the items you would normally put in your bag.

There is a pocket inside of the main compartment of the pack where you can store small items. It also
serves as a media pocket where you can easily place your mp3 player.

Just at the side of the pocket, you would find a headphone port by which you can pass through your headphone or earpiece to the mp3 in the pocket close to the top of the backpack for easy access.

At the front of the backpack just underneath the lower flap closure, you would find a pocket also with magnetic metal pin clips and a key clip. This particular pocket also has a zipper pocket within it that can be used to store smaller items that you probably don’t want anyone to have easy access to.

Padded and Fleece Lined 15″ Laptop Sleeve

Herschel Little America Backpack just like most recent backpacks comes with a padded lined laptop sleeve which separates the laptop compartment from the main compartment of the bag and for an added bonus, an extra soft lining is included in the designing of this compartment which actually helps in protecting your device from getting damaged.

The laptop compartment is able to contain up to a 15″ laptop and the padded sleeve protects the backpack from damages. The bottom of the laptop compartment is some few inches high from the bottom of the bag board.

This was a smart move by Herschel and it was actually done in order to reduce the impact of the laptop compartment if the pack falls vertically to the ground.

Also, if there are large items like books or magazines in the backpack, these would take in more of the impact the pack has with the ground thereby reducing the impact of any gadget in the laptop compartment with the ground. This was a really smart idea from Herschel.

A Comfortable and Breathable Backpack

A bag is pretty useless if it is not comfortable when it is being carried. It really does not matter how much is spent purchasing it. If it does not create room for ventilation at your back then you might as well go for a $10 pack that is comfortable when you put in on.

Good thing Herschel Little America Backpack was designed to be as comfortable as possible. The back panel of the bag is split into three thick padded air mesh compartments. The reason for this is pretty straightforward. It was designed this way to create proper ventilation on your back keeping it dry as you make use of the backpack.

The back of the shoulder straps of the bag is quite thick and was made with air mesh straps. This makes the pack comfortable especially when carrying heavy items. Also, the straps of the backpack were designed to be contoured shoulder straps which makes carrying the backpack for a long period very comfortable.


Just as Herschel does for all of their other products, they offer a limited lifetime warranty for the Herschel Little America Backpack. This warranty covers common and everyday use for the duration of the original purchaser’s lifetime, beginning on the date of purchase from an authorized Herschel Supply retailer.

My Thoughts On Herschel Little America Backpack

I think this is a pretty solid bag and from what I have seen around it is clearly popular. In my opinion, I don’t see anything wrong with the bag but I would have loved to see some few added features like a water bottle pocket.

Its pockets though adequate but are kind of few. I would have really loved to see more pockets but I guess there are people that like it just the way it is.

Also, first impressions of the bag might indicate a buckle lock backpack. Those that don’t take a closer look won’t realize that it actually makes use of a metal pin clip locking style. But overall, this is a pretty solid backpack.



Herschel Little America Backpack is one of Herschel’s best iconic silhouettes and is one of the most popular Herschel bags that you would find around you. It has a minimalistic classic design and its air mesh back panel and shoulder straps makes the bag really comfortable when you put it on.

It has a padded sleeve laptop compartment able to contain a 15″ laptop. The backpack was made using a 600D polyester which makes it really durable and good for abrasion. The bag makes use of a drawstring closure style which you can cinch to secure your items in the pack.

It has a media pocket for your mp3 player and a headphone port for passing through your earpiece or headphone to the mp3 player comfortably placed in the pocket close to the top of the bag. There is also a pocket at the front of the pack for storing items that you need quick access to.

It is a pretty solid bag and I can highly recommend this to anyone that needs a backpack for college, for work, for traveling or every day commuting.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *