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Herschel Retreat Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 4, 2019

4.25
based on 2,342 reviews


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

Check all the pros and cons here.


86% of the reviewers give the Herschel Retreat a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (72%)
Good (14%)
Average (6%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (2%)



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Reviews Summary


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

Reviewers like these things about the Herschel Retreat

  • Many users thought it's well constructed, comes with excellent padding and hold a ton.
  • A lot of users love how the thick padding keeps their laptop secure.
  • Some users chose this bag for its solid quality and style.
  • Many reviewers love how their laptop fits neatly in the compartment.
  • A lot of users find the well cushioned straps very useful in distributing the weight of the pack.
  • Color combination is also a favorite feature among users.
  • Other users love how it carries all their work and personal essentials around.
  • Some reviewers appreciate the magnetic strap closure with metal pin clips.
  • Other users also love the striped fabric liner.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users wish there were more internal pockets.
  • Others said the button snaps came off on first use.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Herschel Retreat models and sizes:

Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 15 inches


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Hiking
Cycling
School
Backpacking
Sport



Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Herschel Retreat features:
  • Laptop compartment

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


Rankings


vs Herschel Bags

The Herschel Retreat ranks #2 compared with the other Herschel bags.

Top 5% Herschel bag

1Herschel Campaign
4.40
Herschel Campaign
2Herschel Retreat
4.25
Herschel Retreat
3Herschel Raven
4.25
Herschel Raven
4Herschel Mammoth
4.20
Herschel Mammoth
5Herschel Charlie
4.20
Herschel Charlie

vs All Bags

The Herschel Retreat ranks #495 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 20% bag

493Everki Beacon
4.25
Everki Beacon
494Herschel Retreat
4.25
Herschel Retreat
495Lug Carousel
4.25
Lug Carousel
496Zomake Ultra
4.25
Zomake Ultra
497Hazard 4 Tonto
4.25
Hazard 4 Tonto



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Herschel Retreat vs 3 other, similar bags.

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Herschel Retreat vs Herschel Dawson


Herschel Retreat
Herschel Retreat

4.25
BEST
Based on 2,342 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$


Herschel Dawson
Herschel Dawson

3.40

Based on 468 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 0 oz
Price: $$

  • The Retreat is rated better than the Dawson.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,810 reviews of the two bags.

FeatureRetreatDawson
Carry-on size
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel

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

Only the Retreat is available in these colors:
White
Green




Herschel Retreat vs Herschel Little America


Herschel Retreat
Herschel Retreat

4.25
BEST
Based on 2,342 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$


Herschel Little America
Herschel Little America

3.96

Based on 7,558 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.6-1.95 oz
Price: $$

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

FeatureRetreatLittle America
Laptop compartment
Media pocket

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

Only the Little America is available in these colors:
Brown

Herschel's offerings are great for those who want mountaineering backpacks that won't fail them on the trail. Little America is just right for carrying the important things you'll need on a hike. Water bottles, gear, and clothes will fit in without any problems or need for special packing.

The Herschel Retreat is similar to the Little America backpack but with a sturdier build. This makes the Herchel ideal for carrying a heavier load at the cost of a thicker build. Choose the Herschel if you need to pack some heavy equipment, but if you don't need that you'll find the Little America works just fine.


Herschel Retreat vs Herschel Pop Quiz


Herschel Retreat
Herschel Retreat

4.25
BEST
Based on 2,342 reviews
Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$


Herschel Pop Quiz
Herschel Pop Quiz

4.18

Based on 2,950 reviews

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

  • The Retreat is rated a little bit better than the Pop Quiz.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 5,292 reviews of the two bags.

FeatureRetreatPop Quiz
Laptop compartment
Media pocket
Waterproof

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

Only the Retreat is available in these colors:
Green
Red





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Last updated on July 04, 2019