perfect in everyway
I got this for my husband. He used it for the first time on a trip and he loved it. Says its super comfy, and loves all the pockets- especially the sunglass pocket and laptop sleeve.
February 9, 2015
PACK IT UP, PACK IT IN
so... I needed a new backpack because my old one was ready to kick the bucket, and the decision was between the Cruiser and the All Access backpacks.
ultimately, I chose the Cruiser because of the yoga mat pouch, which is not featured on the All Access pack. I have the Big Mat, which is pretty heavy, and I think that walking or biking with the Big Mat strapped to the All Access backpack would be too iffy considering the fact that it has two straps but no pouch to secure the bottom. having said that, i haven't tested the All Access backpack so i can't say for sure if there would be any problem with the double-strap-no-pouch design... i just like the idea of the pouch at the bottom.
the Cruiser feels nice and sturdy on my back, and the straps stay in place without sliding (i had this problem with my old backpack, which drove me crazy, because the strap would slide right to the top and there would be too much slack, causing the backpack to angle away from the top of my back).
there are tons of pockets, which is great, and i especially like the glasses/sunglasses hardcover pouch. however, as one reviewer mentioned, the side pockets for water bottles can be tricky if you try to pack the bottles after putting your gear in your bag, so my solution is to pack the bottles first, and then put my gear in. no biggie. i asked an associate if i could bring it back if it didn't fit all my gear, and she said as long as the tags were intact, I could do that, so that helped me to make my final decision.
the bag is about as close to perfect as i can tell, and i am very satisfied with the quality of construction. i also like the subtlety of the print on my bag (i got it in black camo).
February 6, 2015
So practical in all situations
I got the Cruiser Backpack recently but am using it since in tough conditions (mud, dust, sand), being aid worker, travelling a lot, especially in Africa.
Nothing more to say than it makes the job for sure! I can carry everything I need, including laptop, paperworks, cables,...
Resistant, discreet, comfy to wear, in a word, perfect tool for me!
January 25, 2015
So apparently this is a men's bag... who knew. As a woman I love all the pockets and bought this bag for school and then later to use for work. Sadly after about 2 years of love, the zipper broke, and I stuck it in the closet with the intention of getting it fixed. I brought it back to the store figuring that they might be able to help me get it fixed, and I was pleasantly surprised that they offered to exchange my old (more than 2 years old - and full of coffee stains and pen marks) bag for a new one, since they said that the broken zipper couldn't be sent away for fixing.
I'm very impressed with the customer service, and am happy to be back in action with my new Cruiser bag :)
January 4, 2015
Personally, I don't use backpacks however I purchased the cruiser backpack for my husband. After this backpack, amazingly he became a Lululemon fan. Literally, everything started with this bag and now he cannot go outside without his bag. It comes with many pockets which he uses for pens, cellphone, PS Vita, sunglasses, mini iPad, water and computer. Also, when he travels the backpack doesn't look bulky which is a life saver at the airport checks. I'd recommend it for everyone.
January 1, 2015
More Colours For Girls?
Hey, I have had this cruiser backpack since grade 10 so now fourth year of uni that is like almost 7 years of use now! It definitely is time for a replacement since it has become very worn out and ripped in places; however, the cruiser back pack original only comes in very boring black dark colours. I really regret not picking one up a few years back when they had come in so many fabulous colours and patterns. I remember the lining being amazing bright patterns. Mine is black with different coloured zippers and lime green lining.
Can we please get this backpack in more fun colours for girls? I know i constantly am complimented on it since it is such flattering structure and very functional. GIRLS LOVE the CRUISER TOO! I have many female friends with the cruiser, but we all need new ones!
December 24, 2014
Love this bag, however it is a little brittle
I bought this 3 or 4 months ago. It looks great, is practical and versatile. Cleverly and beautifully designed as per all Lululemon products. However within a very short time frame and with really minimal trauma (travelling from car to work), the fabric has become quite scuffed and the iconic metal emblem has fallen off. Such a shame! I too am questioning the overall quality of build in this product.
December 21, 2014
great...but worn out
I bought this bag about 4 years ago.. and I love it! I have used it for school and it is nice, big, sturdy and durable. The only problem with it now is that its starting to get in rough shape. It is now very worn out, the straps are very thin and it has rips all over. I wonder if Lululemon replaces worn out items? The one I have is an older version of this bag, but this one is the exact same, just different colors.
December 16, 2014
Great for busy student-athlete
I have had this backpack for about 6 months now. Got it during the summer because it is the only men's bag available. Then when the semester restarted I realized how amazing this back was! Being a commuter-yogi-crossfitt'ing student, I am able to carry my necessary items: laptop, books, charger, pens, mat, wrist-straps, and lunch. With all the compartments I tend to think that I left stuff at home, when actually they're just securely placed in a separate compartment. It's great!! I don't know what people are saying that it's "not roomy enough" - if that's the case I no longer feel like a hoarder leaving my house because clearly you are taking too much with you. I highly recommend this backpack?in this subtle pattern as well.
December 5, 2014
Awesome backpack but falling apart already
I got this backpack as a gift 2ish months ago and love it! The compartments are amazing and fits all of my needs. However, it gets scuffed up really easily and about after a month of using it the lululemon emblem fell off... I love the symbol but now I'm wearing the backpack without any symbol attached. I wonder if the quality of lululemon is starting to decline.
November 28, 2014