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Herschel Iona Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 34 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 14 reasons to buy the Iona - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

88% of the reviewers give the Herschel Iona a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (78%)
Good (10%)
Average (10%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)

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Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Herschel Iona:

Reviewers like these things about the Herschel Iona

  • Testers agree that the Herschel Iona bag looks stylish.
  • Buyers claim that the bag receives a lot of compliments from their friends and coworkers.
  • Users are satisfied with the capacity of the main compartment.
  • Those who have bought the bag say that it fits the standard dimensions for carryon luggage, and is therefore great for travel.
  • Reviewers highly recommend this backpack to frequent flyers.
  • Several testers mentioned that the bag’s simplicity is one of its greatest features.
  • A number of buyers said they are satisfied with the durability of the backpack.
  • Many users recommend this as a work backpack.
  • A few buyers said this backpack is great for weekend trips.
  • Overall, testers are satisfied with the price of the backpack.
  • In general, buyers say the backpack exceeded their expectations.
  • According to users, the quality of the backpack matches the quality of other products by Herschel.
  • A number of purchasers recommend this backpack to students and schoolchildren.
  • According to those who have purchased the bag, its material feels durable and strong.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One user felt that the bag is too large for everyday use.
  • Another tester said they wished there were more interior compartments.


Crowdsourced specs across all Herschel Iona models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.9 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength12 in (30 cm)
Width7 in (18 cm)
Height19 in (48 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Herschel Iona features:
  • Laptop compartment
  • Carry-on size
  • Organizer panel

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


vs Herschel Bags

The Herschel Iona ranks #12 compared with the other Herschel bags.

10Herschel Little America
Herschel Little America
11Herschel Fifteen
Herschel Fifteen
12Herschel Iona
Herschel Iona
13Herschel Reid
Herschel Reid
14Herschel Heritage
Herschel Heritage

vs All Bags

The Herschel Iona ranks #1554 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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1553Herschel Iona
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1555Hadaki Millipede
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1556Vaude Cycle
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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Herschel Iona vs the Herschel Little America.

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Herschel Iona vs Herschel Little America

Herschel Iona
Herschel Iona


Based on 34 reviews
Weight: 1.9 oz
Price: $$

Herschel Little America
Herschel Little America

Based on 7,558 reviews

Weight: 1.6-1.95 oz
Price: $$

  • The Iona is rated a little bit worse than the Little America.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 7,592 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Iona is 3% lighter than the biggest Little America (1.9 oz vs 1.95 oz).

FeatureIonaLittle America
Carry-on size
Laptop compartment
Media pocket
Organizer panel

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Little America is available in these colors:

Herschel has a backpack for every situation. The Little America and Iona are both great for carrying large loads because they provide systems to ease the weight off your shoulders. However, you might want to rethink of how you will use them and on what occasions.

The Little America is a backpack intended for travelers who want to pack as much as they can for their trip. It's simply not something you want use on a daily basis. The Iona is much more practical for everyday use because of its “conventional” design emphasizing shoulder harnesses. Buy it if you need something for regular use.

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Last updated on July 03, 2019