Best Backpack for School: Disney Minnie Mouse Toddler Backpack
I usually lug around a messenger bag when I'm out and about, but I wanted a backpack for my recent trip to Vegas. I was looking around for a pack that was lightweight and rather small; much smaller than ones used by students. I discovered Dakine packs, and now I'm a fan!
There are several things I love about the 13-liter Grom Pack:
++ Just the right size--small, but big enough for everything I need, with plenty of room to spare. Its about 15 inches tall, about 10 inches wide.
++ Padded shoulder straps. These are essential for me when picking a backpack. Very comfortable. The much smaller Dakine 6-Liter Go Go Pack did not have this, which is why I decided to upgrade to the Grom.
++ Sternum strap. Makes the pack even more comfortable, and will stabilize the shoulder straps. I am able to wear my pack all day without much fatigue at all.
++ Padded back. Again, good for comfort.
++ Thick, rugged material for the bottom of the pack; its not hard/plastic, it just makes the bottom a little more stable than the slightly thinner material on the rest of the pack.
++ Love the color I chose, "Highland".
++ Bungee cord on the outside was used to clip all of my casino club cards; quick storage for hats, too.
++ Can attach my Timbuk2 cell phone holder to the left shoulder strap for easy access to my iPhone.
Some things I hope to see in the future for this line of Dakine packs:
-- Key clip/bungie in one of the external compartments.
-- Needs at least one internal pocket in the main compartment.
-- Ventilation for the padded back.
This is now my everyday pack; take it to work, shopping, amusement parks, pretty much everywhere I go. Its much more comfortable to use than my messenger bags and is near perfect for my needs. Definitely recommend the Grom Pack to anyone looking for a smaller-sized backpack.