Customer reviews for Columbia Spectre™ Backpack

Columbia Spectre™ Backpack

Designed to excel during voyages both long and short, this versatile backpack features premium organization, lightweight yet comfy Techlite® straps, and a functional side handle that lets you carry it like a briefcase.
Overall rating:
4.571 / 5
4.6
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5
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Rating breakdown 7 reviews
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7 out of 7(100%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Spectre™ Backpack
Review 1 for Spectre™ Backpack
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Good backpack

PostedDecember 12, 2013
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HikerBiker27
Location: Colorado
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Overall a good pack, spacious and convenient. I particularly like the zippers, as they seem very durable.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Spectre™ Backpack
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3 / 5
3 / 5

nice back pack

PostedAugust 11, 2013
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DieuAmOregon
Location: Beaverton, OR
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Function
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3 / 5
3 / 5
I bought this for my kid. It is a little too small for college student. It was not wide and deep enough. I had to return it. He likes the water repellent feature excellent for Oregon weather.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Spectre™ Backpack
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Everything I expected and more!

PostedJanuary 25, 2013
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Anders
Location: Corvallis, OR
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I use this backpack everyday to carry my textbooks, computer, iPad, and etc. I love it because living in Oregon, you quickly learn that it rains..a lot, and this backpack keeps all my possessions dry. Also I have gotten many complements on it while walking to my classes. Great backpack!
I would recommend this product.
+6points
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Review 4 for Spectre™ Backpack
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great All Around Bag

PostedJanuary 12, 2013
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Nick318
Location: Wilkes Barre, 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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I have only had the bag for a few months, but have received several compliments on the way it looks! For me, it's the ideal size. Big enough to fit a few textbooks/binders, pencils, organizers, water bottle, and computer if necessary. Super comfortable, and worked well that one time I couldn't find my daypack for hiking. Perfect for the busy college student.
I would recommend this product.
+7points
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Review 5 for Spectre™ Backpack
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Perfect for Seattle Weather

PostedNovember 27, 2012
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studentbuz
Location: Seattle, WA
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Large
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This product is absolutely wonderful! It's perfect for commuting in Seattle weather. My textbooks, laptop, and other electronics remain completely dry and protected.
Though it is expensive, it is completely worth it!
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 6 for Spectre™ Backpack
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great, but a little big.

PostedSeptember 20, 2012
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mkim
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Large
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
It is excellent for a college student. I can fit a binder, a few textbooks, pens/pencils, workout clothes, Nalgene, bike lights, and a planner. Even with all of this I still have room and it feels light. The only downside is that it is larger than I anticipated.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 7 for Spectre™ Backpack
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

My son loves it!

PostedSeptember 4, 2012
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chafinca
Location: Camden, OH
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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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this bag for my son's senior year in high school. He loves it! Very durable for the amount of books he has to carry. I personally thought it was a little pricey, but he was happy so that's the only thing that matters.
I would recommend this product.
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