The term fat boy usually conjures up images of high school bullies making fun of the chubby kid during third period Spanish. Instead of high school bullies, it should conjure up images of High Sierra’s largest, most cost-effective backpack.
Simple and efficient, this backpack defies every negative connotation and gives the consumer what they want: a backpack that’s durable, inexpensive, and big enough for their everyday necessities.
Large enough to fit an eighteen-inch laptop, the High Sierra Fat Boy Backpack has the perfect balance of capacity and comfort making it the perfect choice for students, athletes, and professionals. The main compartment features a large carrying capacity while the large front pocket contains an organizer for all your smaller items.
At a reasonable price, the High Sierra Fat Boy Backpack would make Frodo and Sam Wise jealous.
Features of High Sierra Fat Boy Backpack
Large capacity compartments
The main attraction of this particular backpack is its sheer size, holding a whopping 40 liters and lives up to its name. At nineteen inches tall, the Fat Boy can hold some of the largest laptops, including the Alienware 17.
The large pocket contains an organizer and extra pocket so you can keep all your small necessities in one place without the clutter. There’s very little that won’t fit into this backpack.
Comfortable compression straps
Though large, the Fat Boy has comfort compression straps that ease stress and pain from your shoulders and neck. Now you can carry all your heavy gear without the pack pulling on your body making it a nuisance.
Even the smaller humans among us can heft this pack around without the strain most backpacks this size seem to induce. Buyers as short as 5 feet have used this pack with great results.
So whether you’re big and burly or thin and petite, this backpack will cater to all your needs and remain comfortable on your back.
Many miscellaneous features
As has already been mentioned, the organizational compartment is worth mentioning again as most users laud its practicality and space. Keep your pens and USB drives in a safe and convenient location so you’ll never misplace them while you’re traveling.
Another handy feature is the large hook giving you a place for your bike or scooter helmet or any other gear you might need to bring with you. Its convenient location makes it a great place for items you need at a moment’s notice.
It also comes with a cell phone/ MP3 player pocket with an opening for headphones so now you can walk and listen to music without the cord getting tangled and ruined.
Available in more than 50 shades and colors
Though the original and most sold color is black, there are a multitude of colors and designs available so you can travel in style. The diversity of colors means you won’t get it confused with other packs if you’re traveling in an airport or train station. You’ll see your backpack and instantly know it’s yours.
Know someone who loves the color pink? There’s multiple shades and designs so you can have as much or as little pink as you want in several different designs.
Everything from basic colors to elaborate designs with an oceanic theme makes this a highly customizable and stylish backpack.
Compared to other backpacks of its size, the High Sierra Fat Boy Backpack is truly a bargain retailing at under $50 depending on the retailer and availability of the color you want.
The price tag doesn’t reflect inferior materials or cheap construction, however. All the materials used to make this backpack are of high quality and are sure to last for many, many years. One buyer claimed to have used the same backpack every day for upwards of three years and was still using it.
The biggest pitfall for most backpacks at this price is the quality of the zippers and their tendency to fall apart after minimal use and abuse. This is not the case with the Fat Boy however as most users are surprised by the durability of the zippers and material alike.
The most common complaint among most users is the lack of padding for the tablet/laptop compartment that’s sewn into the main compartment. Though not a major issue if you’re aware of it beforehand, it can be an issue if you have a computer that is expensive or sensitive to impact. That being said, as long as you don’t toss your pack around like a baggage handler at the airport, you shouldn’t have a problem.
For some, the lack of padding also made the bottom of the pack vulnerable to wear and tear resulting in small holes on the bottom of the pack. Though uncommon, it is something to be aware of when you’re setting your backpack down for long periods of time or on rougher surfaces.
One slight annoyance in the design of the pack comes with the side straps, meant to keep everything compact an immobile, getting in the way of the main compartment zipper. The placement of the straps is such that in order to open the main compartment all the way you have to negotiate the zippers past the side straps. Though not a major issue, the small annoyance is common among many packs and is easily overlooked in most cases.
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The perfect balance of capacity and comfort, the High Sierra Fat Boy Backpack is a great backpack for those looking to haul a large amount of gear without the shoulder and neck fatigue that comes with most backpacks. Highly durable, it is one of the top backpacks currently available and at a completely reasonable price.
Carry it for work or play or school and see why almost everyone who buys this pack are completely satisfied with their purchase.
Whether you need a new everyday backpack or have a trip to Mordor planned in your near future, the High Sierra Fat Boy backpack has more than enough room for everything you need for your trip.
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