DAKINE Semester 28L Backpack

Back to school.

As much as you might hate to admit it, it's time to start getting ready to go back to school, but the good news is the Dakine Semester 28L Backpack is here to ease the transition with a functional design that will keep all of your school gear neat and organized. An ergonomic foam back panel makes lugging around all those heavy books as comfortable as possible, while a padded laptop sleeve protects your computer from those same books. A separate tablet pocket makes for easy access between classes, and a front sunglasses pocket means you won't keep losing your favorite aviators.

  • Ergonomic foam back panel
  • Adjustable sternum strap
  • Panel access
  • 17-inch, padded laptop sleeve
  • Fleece-lined tablet pocket
  • Front organizer pocket
  • Mesh side pockets
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

does not fit 17" laptop

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have a 17" MSI laptop (dimensions are actually less than 17"!) and while it its in width in the laptop sleeve, the sleeve doesn't extend to the bottom of the bag so the laptop sticks out the top of the bag. I'll either have to cut the sleeve so the laptop falls to the (unpadded) bottom of the bag or not store my laptop in the sleeve (which was the whole point of buying this bag).

Decent bag for the price, won't fit 17"

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I went into the retail store to look at this bag. The laptop sleeve would not fit the Lenovo P70 laptop (16.4" x 10.8" x 1.17" - 1.2"). Hope this info helps others. I also did not like the the laptop sleeve, it was just a thin piece of fabric.