Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 32 reviews
32 of 32 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Business use -
Seems to be working fine. A couple of the pockets on the side as a little hard to use due to the deep pockets.
Bullhide & Canvas Backpack -
By: Okiedater from Oklahoma
The overall quality of this product is amazing. I especially like the broad shoulder straps and the convenience of the exterior pockets and the utility of the design. It appears to be tough and durable for years of heavy use. A highly recommendable pack.
Happy with purchase -
By: scorpio from St. Louis, MO.
Bought the backpack for my son for his now college prep school days and future collegiate life. I had the bag embossed and it is very beautiful, sturdy and spacious, I feel confident this bag will last for quite some time. My son is able to get a laptop, 4 big books and other school supplies in backpack with no problem, while looking very stylish. Thank you Orvis for living up to your reputation. You have satisfied me a frequent shopper and won over a new customer- my son.
Classy way to travel -
Love the space, the attention to detail, the craftsmanship. My only complaint its that it's just a bit larger than I'd like to fit under the airline seat but it fits overhead just fine.
By: MnLawyer from Minnesota
This is a great backpack. Very well made and I have received several compliments even though I have only had it a few days. Very rugged and solid construction. My only criticism, and its more of a question, is the purpose of and open flap on the back side that has a closure at the top and is open on the bottom. I would highly recommend this backpack
Excellent Work & Travel Backpack -
By: DefenseTraveller from Viginia Beach, VA
I received the backpack 2 weeks ago and am a VERY frequent international traveler. The main compartment is easily large enough for a laptop, power cables, earphones & books or folders. It also has a hard-sided holder for glasses/sunglasses & a place for business cards. The phone slot on the side easily takes my iPhone 4S and would handle the larger 5 series. The lower front compartment will take an iPad, e-reader, etc & still leave plenty of room for other stuff. The smaller front zippered compartments on the top flap & on the front DO NOT have slots for pens, etc, which is disappointing, but not a huge deal for me. There is also a large open pocket on the back for a folder for travel documents that I find handy - I don't have to open the pack to get what I need while moving through the airport. There is a nice side pocket for holding an umbrella AND a large mesh pocket for a water bottle or travel mug that you cannot see on the picture but which are great features. I've had no trouble with the straps slipping that I read on earlier reviews. They hold & the whole thing is very comfortable & stylish. I've received several compliments already. If you travel a lot, then the investment is well worth it for this quality & good looks.
Best Fit -
By: RoverRiley from Plano, TX
After extensive research and trialing (and returning) seven backpacks from seven other brands, I purchased and retained the Orvis Bullhide and Canvas backpack for a two week wilderness trip to Alaska. The Orvis backpack best fit all of my criteria, primarily a large outside pocket for my 22 x 50 binoculars. For the most part, I concur with other reviewers' comments regarding unique design, comfort, quality material and construction with one exception: the mesh fabric used for the exterior water bottle pocket. The mesh fabric pulls away from the elastic binding at the top of the pocket, snags easily and once loosed, quickly unravels. I returned two of these backpacks to Orvis due to the same problem with the mesh fabric. Naturally, Orvis promptly replaced both packs with new ones without question or hesitation. Hopefully, the design team for this pack will note these concerns and incorporate a more rugged material for the water bottle pouch as is typically found on other back packs of lesser quality. One other minor issue: the laptop sleeve is too large and sloppy for most modern day laptops such as my Mac Air. At least provide some means to cinch in the excessive material and hold the machine fast. On the plus side - the outside cellphone pocket is perfect for storing the pack's rain cover; my cigar case fits nicely into the rigid pocket on the inside right side; the covered pocket on the outside right side is just right for a water bladder or a two way radio. Overall - I love this pack and would highly recommend it to anyone with similar needs.
By: DonNova from Staten Island, NY
Great Quality. Lots of room to pack numerous items but not too big. The canvas material looks and feels very strong and the straps make it very easy on the back and shoulders.
Canvas vabckpack -
By: Michiel from Hambledon, Surrey, UK
This is a superb product. Sturdy canvas, well made, and beautiful design ! Michael
Best business backpack available -
Beautiful, with plenty of space. Not sure why I'm surprised- it is Orvis. Looks great casually and as business casual. My new go to bag from here on out.