Thursday, July 25, 2013

Very pleased with this bag!


Best Backpack for School: Port Authority Cinch Pack Bright

Port Authority Cinch Pack Bright

I love this cute little back pack. My son is 1 and we use it to carry his daily supplies back and forth to daycare and as a substitute diaper bag. He likes the bright colors and he knows it's his bag. We get lots of compliments on it where ever we go. It's the perfect size for a toddler and the straps are adjustable. It's sturdy and well made, and though it's on the small side, it holds just the right amount of stuff, (which for us is a lot since I'm an over-packer anyway). The name-tag inside didn't bleed and run when I wrote my son's name on it like most fabric tags do. The front pocket is great for the things you need more frequently like kleenux, and small toys, and it has a loop you can hook your keys onto. The side pouch is the perfect fit for a sippy cup. I so glad I got this; I just ordered the matching lunchbox and if I'm half as happy with it as I am with this backpack I'll be really pleased.

Two weeks after I posted this review, and after barely 2 months of use, the zipper for the main compartment broke. I was heartbroken. I searched everywhere for the receipt so I could call for a possible replacement, but no luck. I spent an hour trying to repair it, which to my amazement, I eventually did, but now I feel that it's fragile and I'm waiting for it to break again. So I wanted to add this warming. Do not over-pack and stretch the zipper, it's only plastic and will stretch and bend. Keep an eye on the teeth as you can see them separating and that is your warning of impending breakage.

I know this is made for little kids, but if I was the maker of this product I think that I would use a metal zipper for the main compartment as they are stronger and can take a lot more abuse than a plastic one.

I still love and would recommend this product, I'd just be a little more careful with it.

It's now been 9 months since I repaired the zipper and I haven't had a single problem with it since then. And, we LOVE the lunch box just as much as the backpack.

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Title Post: Very pleased with this bag!
Rating: 99% based on 987 ratings. 7 user reviews.
Author: Alyssa kay
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  1. Jeremy Moses11/26/2011 2:32 AM

    I got this because I wanted a bag like this but didn't have a lot of money.

    I looked at the mall and all of them were too expensive, I looked at Kohls but they didn't have any and finally I looked to the internet... This is the result.

    This is a solid bag, it feels sturdy and all the various parts and pieces seem to be well made. It has an outer pocket that I use to keep pens and pencils in, a job that it fits nicely. All of my various schools supplies and bric a brac that I need for classes. If you have any large books however, this is not a bag for you, it doesn't have a massive amount of room in it.

    Thats all I have to say, it fits the bill for what I needed it for and i haven't broken it yet.... So thats that...

  2. Charlie Golden11/26/2011 12:32 PM

    I was super happy to receive my package first off it came about four days early!! . The bag is great and very sturdy. The only negative thing about this bag was the straps were a little to long but something could be easily fixed . Overall I'm satisfied with my purchase.

  3. Russell Maddox12/13/2011 10:32 AM

    Bought this bag for a trip to Disney theme parks. It's light weight and washable. The zipper front pocket is vinyl lined and kept items dry on wet rides. The pull tight top of the main bag made easy access for us to quickly retrieve or add souvenirs. The double rope-like straps are durable and not cheaply made for a longer lasting bag to reuse many times over. I would definitely recommend this bag to others. It's a great value!

  4. Gabriel Pope10/14/2012 8:32 AM

    My group was very pleased with this bag. We are planning to do something nice with it by placing a name label on it.

  5. Jerry Williams11/13/2012 7:32 AM

    I am very happy with this purchase. The bag arrived earlier than estimated and was in great condition. The zipper pocket on the outside is nice to put non-valuables in so they're easy to grab. The bag is roomy and very nicely made. I use it all the time for outings and have never had a problem with it.

  6. This bag is pretty good, I can fit my soccer shoes, pants, t-shirt, Gloves and ankle protector, it also has a separate division for things like wallet, chance cell phone and keys, so they dont move around the entire bag.

    Once side of the BAG is a sort of double mesh, so it helps not to stink the BAG when ever dirty clothes go in.

  7. Ofelia Reynolds12/27/2012 7:32 AM

    I bought this for my teenage son. He can easily carry a 3 ring zippered binder and then some with this bag. The separate zippered area is a bonus. It has been 2 months and no rips, tears, or string breakage...which honestly is a change from past similar products.
    Buy'll like it!

  8. Nannie Thompson12/27/2013 4:32 AM

    This bag is perfect for a bike ride to the gym or to take to a 5k. It has an extra pocket, the main bag area has a mesh back (so if you have sweaty socks or something, it will breathe) and it's a sturdy build. Good bag overall!