Customer reviews for Columbia Half Track™ III Backpack

Columbia Half Track™ III Backpack

This versatile yet technical daypack is outfitted with a Backdraft™ ventilated back panel to keep you cool and dry, a soft, tricot-lined electronics pocket and EVA-foam shock absorption to keep your laptop and other fragile items safe.
Overall rating:
4.4 / 5
4.4
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5
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4 out of 4(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Half Track™ III Backpack
Review 1 for Half Track™ III Backpack
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

All you need for standard everyday trips

PostedMarch 12, 2014
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MarkF
Location: Hummelstown, PA
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This bag is pretty simple (not a criticism). It has the functions you need for most trips. I don't consider it a field pack but more of a commuter or school type. Love the big zipper pulls. The material is crinkly but many are that way now. Pretty thick and the strap across the back of the pack is very useful for a jacket. Not much else to say.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Half Track™ III Backpack
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Half Track III back pack

PostedJanuary 7, 2014
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Rhed
Location: Houston, TX
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
This is a good, solid back pack , and if you buy it at a value price vs. the "sugg" retail you will be happy.
Pros: It has side pockets, inside compartments , padded straps and lightweight. In addition if you buy a jacket or anything else with this color- you match. What can I say I like that.
Cons:
1. It is smaller than you would expect
2. The side pockets are shallow and should be longer
3. It does not have a place to write down vitals if lost. They have this feature in the jackets and it's needed here too.
4. The bottom is not reinforced, which is usually a must for a back pack that will be used for school. We also live with nice weather most of the time. Therefore, I am not expecting it to last the rest of the school year, but time will tell.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Half Track™ III Backpack
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love it!!!

PostedApril 14, 2013
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timmy211
Location: chicago,Il
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
perfect book bag good for camping or school have used it for both it feels really light weight hardly notice its on your back holds alot and love the laptop slot for school highly recommend it
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Half Track™ III Backpack
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Half Track III

PostedFebruary 13, 2013
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Annette
Location: Chicago
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
The bag is as durable as was expected. When carrying my laptop and books, weight is distributed evenly which helps when I have to walk long distances after school.
There is one downfall. If you purchase the black blurred plaid option, as I did, know that the lighter blurred areas are not grey - as it appears on the image above - but forest green.
Aside from its hue, the function and quality of the bag are good.
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Review 5 for Half Track™ III Backpack
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent service as usual!

PostedDecember 18, 2012
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kit67
Location: Washington
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This product is just as expected. Excellent quality for the price. Once again Columbia provides excellent service to it's customer.
I would recommend this product.
-2points
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