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Herschel Little America Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 4, 2019

3.96
based on 7,558 reviews


We have checked thousands of reviews and found 14 reasons to buy the Little America - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


85% of the reviewers give the Herschel Little America a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (73%)
Good (12%)
Average (5%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (5%)



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Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Herschel Little America:

Reviewers like these things about the Herschel Little America

  • A lot of users thought that this bag is very durable and looks much more visually appealing than expected.
  • Others love that the back has very soft padding, on the arm straps as well, so it is very comfortable to wear for long periods of time, even if you are carrying a heavy load.
  • Others thought the bag is pretty lightweight but also very durable.
  • Many reviewers love the adjustable straps.
  • Some users chose it for its great style and practicality.
  • Other users describe it as high quality material that is washable.
  • Many users find the padded straps soft and comfortable.
  • A lot of users thought that it has storage space is huge and provides great protection for a laptop.
  • Others love how -Contents can be easily accessed, perfect for daily usage.
  • One user described it as Vintage, stylish and functional.
  • Some users find the cushioning on the back super comfortable.
  • Other users love that the front pouch comes with a zipper and the magnetic clips to keep that pocket closed.
  • Some reviewers recommend as a daily usage backpack and also for those who travel frequently.
  • Other reviewers find it a perfect bag for air travel and weekend and day trips.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users thought the lack of organization pockets is a big miss.
  • One reviewer said that this backpack is a nice design but the materials are pretty poor.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Herschel Little America models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.6-1.95 oz (0.7-0.9 kg)
Length iconLength7-19.5 in (18-50 cm)
Width11-16 in (28-41 cm)
Height8.5-17 in (22-43 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Sport
Hiking
Cycling
Travel
School
Backpacking



Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Herschel Little America features:
  • Laptop compartment
  • Media pocket

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


Rankings


vs Herschel Bags

The Herschel Little America ranks #10 compared with the other Herschel bags.

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9Herschel Johnny
4.05
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10Herschel Little America
3.96
Herschel Little America
11Herschel Fifteen
3.95
Herschel Fifteen
12Herschel Iona
3.90
Herschel Iona

vs All Bags

The Herschel Little America ranks #1346 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Herschel Little America
1346Osprey Trillium
3.96
Osprey Trillium
1347Sherpani Hadley
3.96
Sherpani Hadley
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3.96
Jansport Fifth Avenue



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Herschel Little America vs 5 other, similar bags.

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Herschel Little America vs Herschel Dawson


Herschel Little America
Herschel Little America

3.96
BEST
Based on 7,558 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.6-1.95 oz
Price: $$


Herschel Dawson
Herschel Dawson

3.40

Based on 468 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 0 oz
Price: $$

  • The Little America is rated somewhat better than the Dawson.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 8,026 reviews of the two bags.

FeatureLittle AmericaDawson
Carry-on size
Laptop compartment
Media pocket
Organizer panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Grey
Red

Only the Little America is available in these colors:
White
Green
Brown




Herschel Little America vs Herschel Heritage


Herschel Little America
Herschel Little America

3.96
BEST
Based on 7,558 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.6-1.95 oz
Price: $$


Herschel Heritage
Herschel Heritage

3.85

Based on 3,378 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 0.2-1.4 oz
Price: $

  • The Little America is rated a little bit better than the Heritage.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 10,936 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Little America is 39% heavier than the biggest Heritage (1.95 oz vs 1.4 oz).

FeatureLittle AmericaHeritage
Carry-on size
Laptop compartment
Media pocket
Organizer panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Grey
White
Red
Green

Only the Little America is available in these colors:
Brown

Only the Heritage is available in these colors:
Orange
Pink




Herschel Little America vs Herschel Iona


Herschel Little America
Herschel Little America

3.96
BEST
Based on 7,558 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.6-1.95 oz
Price: $$


Herschel Iona
Herschel Iona

3.90

Based on 34 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.9 oz
Price: $$

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

FeatureLittle AmericaIona
Carry-on size
Laptop compartment
Media pocket
Organizer panel

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
White
Green

Only the Little America is available in these colors:
Grey
Red
Brown




Herschel Little America vs Herschel Pop Quiz


Herschel Little America
Herschel Little America

3.96

Based on 7,558 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.6-1.95 oz
Price: $$


Herschel Pop Quiz
Herschel Pop Quiz

4.18
BEST
Based on 2,950 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.2-1.6 oz
Price: $$

  • The Little America is rated a little bit worse than the Pop Quiz.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 10,508 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Little America is 22% heavier than the biggest Pop Quiz (1.95 oz vs 1.6 oz).

FeatureLittle AmericaPop Quiz
Laptop compartment
Media pocket
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Grey
White

Only the Little America is available in these colors:
Red
Green
Brown




Herschel Little America vs Herschel Retreat


Herschel Little America
Herschel Little America

3.96

Based on 7,558 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 1.6-1.95 oz
Price: $$

  • The Little America is rated a bit worse than the Retreat.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 9,900 reviews of the two bags.

FeatureLittle AmericaRetreat
Laptop compartment
Media pocket

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Grey
White
Red
Green

Only the Little America is available in these colors:
Brown

The Herschel Little America and the Herschel Retreat are both wonderful pack choices for the casual or weekend trip. Both bags appear to be advertised by the manufacturer as "mountaineering backpacks," but appear to be better suited for indoor use (or simply as day packs), with their comfortable silhouettes, low-volume compartments and stylish, but decidedly non-heavy-duty canvass material.

The main distinction between the Herschel Little America and the Herschel Retreat is the latter's more "streamlined" appearance. While the Little America appears to feature a greater volume and carrying capacity than the Retreat, the Retreat backpack includes a draw-cord cinch and strap-detailed top flap, which contribute to its more compact overall structure.





Selected Reviews


Her Packing List

I would totally recommend it! My backache is gone and I’m surprised every time how much fits in it if you know how to compartmentalize. The design is timeless so I intend to keep it for a long time to come!

Posted 31 July 2017 by Ali Garland - Read full review

Rush Faster

It looks fantastic, is incredibly easy to use and has tonnes of storage space. If you’re thinking of updating your everyday pack or need a bag for your next holiday, pop the Herschel Little America on your shortlist.

Posted 16 August 2016 - Read full review

Rush Faster

Overall, this is a great backpack for students, travellers, and even the fashion-savvy worker. It has a very good size to carry whatever you like, as well as a padded laptop compartment.

Posted 17 July 2013 by Sarah and Jinn - Read full review

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Last updated on July 04, 2019