15.6" Laptop Backpack

City Compact Backpack

Protect, organize and carry your MacBook and other essentials in our stylish full-size laptop backpack. The City Compact Backpack features 360-degree padded laptop compartment, quick-access pockets and padded shoulder straps.

Also available: City Backpack

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15.6" Laptop Backpack

City Compact Backpack

Protect, organize and carry your MacBook and other essentials in our stylish full-size laptop backpack. The City Compact Backpack features 360-degree padded laptop compartment, quick-access pockets and padded shoulder straps.

Also available: City Backpack

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$99.95
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Features & Specs

  • Dimensions

    19" x 14" x 4.75"

  • Volume

    .03

  • Compatibility

    up to 15" MacBook Pro, iPad

  • Material

    Durable 270 x 500D blended weave polyester

  • Strap

    Adjustable shoulder straps with air mesh padding

  • Storage

    Plush fleece lined laptop compartment, padded iPad compartment, iPhone pocket with fleece lining

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55 Reviews

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  • 2/5 stars

    By Sean

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    20 of 31 people found this review helpful
    Disappointed, does not hold up.
    I have owned this backpack for over two years. Over these years I have used the backpack to transport personal effects to and from work. I consider this light use; therefore, based on the reputation of Incase products, and what initially appeared to be a high quality build, I had expected this backpack to stand the test of time. Sadly this was not the case.

    The demise of my backpack came by way of a failed zipper located on the second largest compartment (the compartment in front of the mail compartment that holds a laptop). This zipper failure has now rendered my once prized backpack completely useless and it has caused me to question the quality of Incase products.

    I do understand that zippers are component's that generally face a lot of "wear and tear"; however, it appears that this failure was beyond "wear and tear" and was most likely a result of poor zipper manufacturing. I say this because the zipper failed due to the plastic portion of the zipper seperating from the zipper backing that is typically sewn to another fabric.

    Although I was more than happy with the backpack when I received it and equally as happy up until the zipper failure, I now can't help feeling highly disappointed and dissatisfied. To put this dissapointment in context, I have owned many backpacks over the years; many of these backpacks were half the cost, had more than double the life span, and were used for more demanding tasks.

    After this experience I will not be recommending Incase products, nor will I be purchasing another Incase product.

    TL;DR

    The backpack is not durable enough for even the lightest of uses. Zippers are low quality and I experienced a failure after only two years of light use. I would recommend looking elsewhere if you want a backpack to last for the long haul.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Rabeyah

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    15 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    I love this backpack, it is light and is safe to put my laptop or iPad. I can even put my jacket in there too. It looks nice on a tinny lady like me, haha. I would highly recommend this to my friends.

    But one think I have to mention is that I cannot purchase through Canada's website. They keep saying "Out of stock". Does it mean that Incase not caring about customers in Canada. Just hoping in the future I can purchase from Canada's website.

    Thank you
    Rabeyah



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  • 5/5 stars

    By Dylan

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    12 of 22 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic.
    This bag is the best. There is seriously little to say, it's just top-notch and thoughtfully created.

    I really like it.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Seung

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent!
    Macbook is well protected! I also like the its design. I do not regret that I bought it from incase.

    I recommend this bag!
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  • 5/5 stars

    By 908001059

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really comfortable
    Purchased 3 bags on BF and feel really comfortable with these bags. In most cases, I will take my Mac within the bag, and
    the bag protects Mac as well.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By bc

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    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Incase city compact backpack
    A bit wider than I expected, but also lighter -- and it still fits in the too-small gym locker that was too narrow for my previous shoulder bag to go in straight , which is a big reason I got it. Definitely more comfortable than shoulder bag for the 15 minute walk to and from campus, thanks to nicely padded and supportive straps. Minimal look is handsome and non-techy. Love the slim profile and how lightweight and comfortable it is. The padding and structured skeleton keeps stuff from bunching up or sliding around, keeping it slim and organized.
    Only issues: pockets on side would have been nice for water/tea bottle and umbrella, though admittedly detracting from the minimal look. The bottle fits inside because I don't carry much besides my MacBook pro and a couple of folders and my gym bag, but I wouldn't want a wet umbrella inside, so I wound up hooking a carabiner to the strap to hang it from. I suggest adding a couple of small metal rings somewhere to facilitate such user modification. Also, because it doesn't unzip all the way and the interior is black, can be hard to find small items quickly in the main compartments, but really not a big deal for my use because I just don't carry that much; smaller items like headphones etc fit in the more easily accessible front and top compartments. If you really don't carry much besides laptop or tablet + keyboard, this is really ideal. If you carry more, go for the Icon or other larger packs. BTW I discovered the bag here https://brooksreview.net/2016/01/city-compact/, which provides more in-use info.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By MaryO

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fits a woman's back!!
    I had trouble shopping for backpacks that fit me. For example, one of the ones I brought home dug into my lower back/hips even though it was "built for a woman". I was hesitant to order the slim version of the beautiful city backpack, but took a chance because it wasn't as tall as other packs. It fits well! I feel like the capacity is still sufficient for my needs. I agree with other reviewers regarding the zipper quality and the lack of water bottle holder, but I am very happy for day to day use. Haven't used it in the airport yet (when I tent to cram more in), but I don't travel too much for work, so it shouldn't be a problem. I'm just happy to get away from the messenger bag pain!
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  • 4/5 stars

    By Marc

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great bag. One thing that could be better.
    Great looking bag with some good compartments for my most & least accessed gear. I agree with another review that the back pads are a bit warm, but doesn't bother me that much since I don't travel very far in warm weather. The mesh material is scratchy/itchy out of the box and I hope it gets better over time, because you can feel it through a light t-shirt.

    One other minor thing is the adjustment straps are pretty long, but it's easy to fix by tucking them into the loops where the straps meet the bag.
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  • 4/5 stars

    By Lara

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great Backpack!
    Love the backpack. Really compact while still having enough separate storage spaces. Hasn't been way to big or too small for work commuting or weekend excursions. My laptop feels very secure and protected, which is a big plus. It would be awesome if it were a little more waterproof (it's not bad, but things near the top zipper got a little wet), but great for a fair-weather pack!
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  • 4/5 stars

    By Henry

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    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Good slim profile backpack.
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  • 3/5 stars

    By James

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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Could be better
    I like this bags looks but every city dweller knows you need to have water in the summer. This has no holder and I certainly am not putting a sweaty water bottle with my laptop and tab. It also needs more compartments for gadgets and every day carry items. I dont know if anyone else has this issue but my zippers keep snagging. Not sure if this was really built to last. I would not buy again for those reasons. But if you carry only a laptop then this is good otherwise I recommend you keep looking.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Carolyn

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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    City Compact Backpack REVIEW
    I love my new City Compact Backpack! I was really excited to have this product arrive, and of course it was everything I wanted. It's funny because I went on the site looking for a new laptop sleeve, but my friend had mentioned that this bag was her favorite. I took a chance, and just love it. The super soft small pocket is perfect for sunglasses, and delicate things. I often carry my camera equipment so the extra padding that's made for my laptop comes in extra handy!
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Rex

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    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    a little bigger than i thought
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Brittany

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    Incase City Compact Backpack
    This is a great backpack, especially for commuting! Stylish in that minimal way and is thoughtfully designed. It manages to be both spacious and light. Not too big, not too small...just right! I feel confident that my laptop is protected. I just received it, so I can't say much for how it will do in the wear-and-tear department, but the quality seems solid. Super happy with it!
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  • 5/5 stars

    By kazu

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    Great backpack!
    I think this backpack is enough to take anywhere. It's also compact so when I'm on a crowded train in Japan. I really like the material and look of it!
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Arifin

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    Sleek backpack
    I really love this stuff, comfortable and strong, thanks to the fine material used

    I hope incase will make the same model but smaller to fit maximum for Macbook Pro Retina 13 or Macbook Air 13
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  • 5/5 stars

    By alan

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    black
    if the bag can be water proof,it will be prefect
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  • 4/5 stars

    By Mohamed

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    City Compact Backpack
    The backpack is good. I wish it had more slots.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Kevin

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    One amazing backpack
    This is an awesome backpack. For a product that's marketed for compact, it has more space and compartments than I actually need. It's perfect for my everyday carry, as I lug the essentials, and still have room for miscellaneous items.

    The build quality rivals all the bags I've owned in the past. The material used on the City Compact is stiff and rugged, which gives me confidence that it'll stand the test of time. I highly recommend this product for anyone looking for a bag that provides style, comfort, and utility!
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Maria

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    Love this backpack!
    I work in the startup world so I (1) have a lot of things to carry around that are portable (2) wires (3) am always on the go! I used to really be against backpacks since they made me feel like I was still in high school --- so I resorted to using really large purses. It got really annoying for me. So I decided to give this backpack a shot.

    I love it! It has enough compartments to organize my stuff and easy to keep packed to take it and go! Highly recommend to the ladies out there who are getting fed up with large, unorganized purses to carry work things in!
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Edwin

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    Great bag
    Got the city compact in heather grey. Love the look and the structure all round! like reviews before, this bag isn't suited for bringing chunky things. Laptop, documents and maybe a cardigan would make this a plump kid. well, like all other purchases, buy one which suits your needs! This is taking care of my needs perfectly
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Makoto

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    Excellent!
    This backpack is so cool.
    Although it has a large capacity than I thought it was, I don't feel tired.
    I'm always using it!
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Asdrubal

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    Excellente product.
    This backpack is really good product, excellent..!!
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  • 4/5 stars

    By Eid

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    city compact back pack
    well designed
    comfortable to wear
    spacious interior
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  • 4/5 stars

    By Bob

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    This Baby Is Perfect
    LOVE this backpack. Fits my 13" Macbook Pro, a DSLR, a good size book and a variety of other accessories with no problem at all. Also love the color (got the heather black/gunmetal gray). Can't recommend enough for the daily commute. Durable and I'm confident it is protecting all my electronic equipment and camera gear.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By LJ

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    Awesome city backup
    Slim, stylish, and subtle - perfect bag for city folk.
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  • 4/5 stars

    By Aris

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    The best bag for commuting.
    Very easy to classify all kinds of things. Hereafter, I won't be upset to do so. The quality of zipper is not very good or maybe because it's a fresh one.
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  • 4/5 stars

    By Adam

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    Great backpack!
    Amazing everyday backpack! I love the front pouch. Perfect size, not too big not too small
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Cam

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    Awesome Pack
    Just got this pack today and I am pretty impressed how much you can fit in it for a "Compact" bag. I was able to fit a 15" laptop, iPad Pro (12.7"), iPad mini (4), 2 portable battery bricks, chargers and cables for each device, pens, business cards, and a few more odds and ends. It maintains a slim profile even with all the gear loaded up. What I do like is the added internal protection on all pockets. The laptop slot is padded on all sides, even the small compartment is soft lined for protection. Highly recommended for on the go use.
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  • 4/5 stars

    By Mel

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    Really Great Backpack, but not necessarily best for petite people
    The design and space of this bag are awesome. As someone who's 5'1'' though, the back of the bag is kind of long so instead of resting on my upper/lower back, it rests on my upper back and butt. It's kind of tough compared to another Incase backpack I used to have that contoured to my back. I was really considering returning this bag, but I just realized it's over the 30 days so that's my bad.
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  • 3/5 stars

    By Allison

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    Good if your shoulders are broad enough.
    I bought this backpack because of the word "compact" since I have the figure of a 13 year old boy. I was surprised to see this bag have a wider shoulder stance than all of the other Incase backpacks I've owned -- the straps are sitting on 25% of my shoulder and the rest is hanging off, which requires me to hold on to the straps like I'm on a roller coaster. I like the backpack, but I'm going to need to have it altered with narrower straps and adjust them so that they meet more in the middle. The inside is also kind of a vomit color so I try to make my interactions with the contents of the bag brief.
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  • 4/5 stars

    By Curtis

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    Great Backpack
    I've used this backpack for just over a week. Overall, excellent design, quality and size. Perfect for what I need. Looking forward to traveling with; cramming my laptop, camera body and a few lenses in there (looks to be enough room).

    Pros:
    - Very comfortable.
    - Very water resistant out of the box.
    - The lining is typical Incase amazingness.
    - Minimal and classy branding (I don't like some on Incase's neon and in-your-face branding, but this is quite discrete).
    - Compact, but more than enough space for computer, tablet, water bottle, coat, writing materials etc etc.

    Cons:
    - Zippers can get caught due to the material, but that's the price you pay for waterproof zippers.
    - Straps are a bit stiff and sit high on the shoulders, but they'll likely break in with use.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Spencer

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    IN LOVE WITH MY NEW BACKPACK.
    I spent a somewhat large chunk of money on a new 12" MacBook and without needing to say, it needs to be carried in a bag that will protect it -actually- protect it. I found the compartment built in for your laptop is no joke and provides serious padding for your technological investment. The quality also that is shown in every inch of this product is above and beyond what I thought I was getting. All in all I find this bag to be an amazing companion for your laptop and what ever is carried along with it. I haven't had a new backpack in over 13 years and this one I feel will beat that record. Thank you Incase!!
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Noah

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    Just what I needed
    This backpack perfectly fits my needs. There is excellent cushioning to protect my MacBook Pro along with enough room to fit a notebook, water bottle and small umbrella in the main compartment. The front pocket keeps all my little things organized like my pens, pencils, charges and snacks. The lined top pocket keeps my sunglasses protected while I'm in class. The back cushioning and straps are great at managing the weight and keeping me cool.

    I would definitely recommend this bag to a friend.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Cole

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great product, incredible customer service
    I love this bag. I needed something that was compact and light, and this bag helps me think more deliberately about what I need to carry each day. I also received quick, thoughtful customer service that made me an incase fan for life.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By YingYue

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Nice backpack
    Good for daily use , and easy to carry all my things.It can carry more than it looks like.
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  • 4/5 stars

    By David

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great bag, surprisingly light, wish it had more internal pockets
    I really like Incase's overall design and quality, and this bag hits the spot. Not too large, but good space in each compartment to carry just what I need. My only complaint is that Incase is putting too few small pockets in its bags these days for organizing small items like cables, sunglasses, and other accessories.

    It isn't a deal breaker for me, but it's close. That said, the bag overall is great, and it's my new main backpack for daily commuting.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Trevor

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    Pretty cool bag
    I bought both of the city bags, one for work(big one) and one for fun(smaller one)

    The quality of both is crazy good

    Only thing is, if you live in the city and ride crowded trains often, you should get the compact version.
    The bigger one brushes the backs of people on the train.

    But the compact version is compact enough that I don't have to take it off when I get on the train.

    Thanks Incase!
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Ena

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    Review for City Compact Backpack
    GREAT backpack.. so far. I've only had it for about a week, but I had the opportunity to use it on a 4-day trip already. It is so well made and perfect for my laptop + accessories. It also has a lot more room than it looks - carried a couple heavy books and other clothes in it comfortably. Love it, and expecting to get years of use out of it!
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Todd

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    Great Materials
    This bag is made with high quality materials, can fit many items in this bag. I highly recommend this bag.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Esteban

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    review, amazing
    the city compact backpack is amazing, it has the perfect space for everything you would want, i haven't used it a lot yet but it is amazingly well built, i would recommend anyone to get this back pack, am going to buy other product from incase for sure, keep on the good work INCASE.
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  • 4/5 stars

    By Edmund

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    City Compact Backpack
    Great backpack but the straps are positioned in a way that come off easily, especially when I try to run and catch a bus. Otherwise, it has the looks and quality.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Frederick

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    Putting everything together
    I bought a Heather Black/Gunmetal Gray one. Simply love it. I am very satisfied with the quality of the bag. Incase impressed me so much that it puts together stylish looking and functional design into a single item, with a reasonable price. It is perfect for carrying books, documents, laptop/tablet, gadgets around the city in daily commute.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Carlos

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    What I expected and some more
    I was excited to receive my backpack as I use it ALL the time. It had everything I wanted, looks very good, the quality of the zippers is great and the back support is also of great quality. The surprise was the outside top pocket, it has a velvety interior that is great to touch and good to keep sunglasses from scratching.

    Very recommendable!
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Sarah

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    City Compact Backpack
    I bought this backpack for my boyfriend for Christmas but could not wait to give it to him! He absolutely loves it! I personally love the interior of the backpack. Overall great backpack for him while in law school!
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Joseph

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    City Compact Backpack
    Very nice material. Nicely packaged and shipment was tracked. My kids want it too!
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Gonzalo

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    City compact backpack
    I love it!!! is perfect to me. Great size for my MacBook and Scooter.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Andrew

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    City Compact Backpack
    Love it and fabulous.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Kay

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    City Compact Backpack
    This backpack is light, simple and beautiful.
    Very impressed.
    I loved it.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Abby

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    City Compact Bagpack
    This backpack is amazing. It has a great cushion for your back. I am a nursing student and we carry a lot of books.. I mean A LOT, and this backpack can hold everything. I also love how the compartment for the laptop has a very soft material.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Edi

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    Wonderful pack
    Very sturdy, well designed product. Thumbs up on this backpack Incase!
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Jlo

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    City Backpack 15
    Love this backpack!! Can fit everything I need and still feels very light. My only complaint would be that the shoulder straps are bit wider and I have a smaller frame so it feels just a tad awkward, but not a big deal. It sits on the outside of my shoulders versus towards the middle. So I pull on the straps sometimes to make it closer towards the center... if that makes sense. I would like it to be a full zip, easier to grab things.

    Other than that, very secure, sleek, simple, does the job. Good buy!
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Daniel

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    Great backpack
    Really beautiful and comfortable. It is very small, so keep that in mind. That is exactly what I needed.
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  • 5/5 stars

    By Jax

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    City Compact Backpack
    I am enjoying this bag because of its features. It is definitely a match for my needs.
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  • 4/5 stars

    By Oleksandr

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    Super Slim Backpack
    I've bought this backpack several weeks ago, and I should say, that I'm absolutely happy with its quality. Well done, beautifully designed bag. I must admit, that it is not so roomy, as I thought. The main section is too thin because of notebook section.
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