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Herschel Novel Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 2,846 reviews

We have checked thousands of reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Novel - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

74% of the reviewers give the Herschel Novel a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (59%)
Good (15%)
Average (9%)
Poor (7%)
Bad (9%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Herschel Novel

  • Many users thought it looks great and holds tons of stuff including a pair of shoes in the dedicated pocket separate from your clothes. -Others thought the bright red and white lining is another great feature of this bag, as it makes things easy to find within the bag.
  • Some reviewers find the zippers well-constructed, and the bag size is perfect for an overnight trip. -Other backpackers agree it definitely fist enough set of clothes for a week’s worth.
  • Many thought the color is amazing and the kaleidoscope print on the inside cute.
  • Some users noted how comfortable the strap is and doesn’t dig into the shoulder.
  • Many find the padded cross shoulder strap a very pleasant feature by providing comfort on shoulders and neck.
  • A lot of users agree the print, quality, and durability are well worth the price.
  • Many reviewers said the zipper and material seem to be of high quality.
  • A lot of users thought it’s very attractive, got great shape for a variety of functions.
  • One user said it’s an excellent size for a Thanksgiving-length trip and the material feels sturdy and the faux-leather handles don't feel cheap at all.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One user said the style is nice but the quality of material is poor.
  • One reviewer said one of the plastic connectors between the bag and strap broke.

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Herschel Novel features:
  • Waterproof
  • Carrying handle

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


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The Herschel Novel ranks #21 compared with the other Herschel bags.

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vs All Bags

The Herschel Novel ranks #2507 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Herschel Novel vs the Herschel Sutton.

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Herschel Novel vs Herschel Sutton

Herschel Novel
Herschel Novel


Based on 2,846 reviews
Price: $$

  • The Novel is rated a little bit worse than the Sutton.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,369 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Sutton is available in these colors:

When you need a new bag, the Herschel Novel and the Herschel Sutton are both highly durable. They have comfortable straps to allow you to transport your stuff with ease.

If you have to travel a lot, then you will surely want to consider the Herschel Novel. It is ideal, due to its size and can accommodate much of your stuff for your travels, particularly if you take a lot of flights across the globe for work.

The Herschel Sutton is made with supreme quality. That means that this bag will not let you down. And when you need to add a lot of stuff, you will enjoy the many compartments that you will discover both outside and inside this masterfully crafted bag.

Selected Reviews

Rush Faster

This is really convenient because your duffle will be with you and you won’t have to wait at baggage claim.

Posted 26 October 2016 - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019