Core Worlds Couture with Jay Krebs
Welcome back to Core Worlds Couture, the Star Wars fashion review blog which seeks to give you the “mature side” of geeky fashion, while always keeping a youthful edge!
This focus will be on a ThinkGeek exclusive product: Star Wars Rebel Resist Canvas and Leather Backpack, by Loungefly.
If you’ve been with me for long, you already know I am a big fan of Loungefly’s products. The construction, appearance, wear life and overall quality of all Loungefly products I own have been excellent. Let’s dive into this product!
Product description from ThinkGeek (edited):
“YOU’RE KIND OF A BIG DEAL
We are the Resistance. It’s a dangerous job. We have to infiltrate battle stations, rescue VIPs, and throw certain shiny commanders into trash compactors. Occasionally we need to scrounge up weapons from dead Imperial fighters, dress up like short Stormtroopers, or carry enough tools to hack into a doorway when our droid counterpart gets fried.
That’s why we need the Star Wars Rebel Resist Canvas and Leather Backpack, available exclusively from ThinkGeek.
The top flap has embroidered patches with “Member of the Resistance,” “Rebel,” and “Resist,” so that everyone around you will know exactly what a Resistance fighter looks like.
With six outer and inner pockets, and enough room in the main compartment for about sixty portions, this rugged pack is the Resistance Fighter’s best friend.
• Cinches closed with a drawstring, covered with a flap with a magnetic closure
• Adjustable straps
• Top handle for easy grab-and-go action or hanging
• Two small open pockets on the inside
• One small zipper pocket on the inside
• Three medium pockets on the outside with snap button closure
• Features faux Aurebesh on inner lining (it would say May the Force be with You, but each letter is backwards)
• Materials: Canvas and simulated leather
• Care Instructions: Spot clean with a damp cloth and mild detergent
• Exterior Dimensions: 17″ tall x 12″ wide x 7″ deep
• Interior Dimensions: 16″ tall x 10″ wide x 6 1/2″ deep”
It’s interesting that the Aurebesh letters are backward – not quite sure why that is, but it’s still a pretty cool detail! If you need to brush up on your Aurebesh, visit this site (I’ve never personally mastered the alphabet)!
There is also a guide on the ThinkGeek website that allows you to determine whether or not your laptop will fit into this backpack, which is very much appreciated! The guide will also suggest comparable backpacks to consider for purchase in case yours (sadly) would not fit into this one.
$69.99, plus S/H.
The backpack was received with protective plastic around the leather closure straps/hardware, as well as on the Loungefly metal plate label and inside zipper pull.
This backpack seems to be very well-constructed, featuring a thick, heavy-duty interfacing-type reinforced top flap (so it’s not floppy). The top flap’s securing straps also have metal studs instead of stitching attaching them to the flap itself, so they won’t just rip or pull apart with repeated use and time.
The leather detail is a nice weight, and the bottom is also reinforced with that same thick interfacing material, allowing the backpack to stand on its own without flopping over, even with a full contingent of Rebel supplies!
The drawstring is a thick cord, and the plastic cinch is easy to use, allowing various amounts of tightening.
The inner pockets are roomy, and the sectioned pocket allows for easy access to a phone, hydrospanner, or cosmetics. The inner lining is a nice, heavy material, so it would most likely withstand a lot of wear and tear over time.
The patchwork on the front is applied very well. The stitching and application are flush to the flap, with very little margin around the edges. This will help with abrasion and the possibility of catching on other objects, keeping the patches in nice condition over time.
The shoulder straps and top handle are reinforced with leather, which is a nice visual detail, and will also help extend the overall wear life of the item.
Final Thoughts and Rating:
This backpack gets 5 out of 5 Galactic Credits Rating!
I love the look and feel of this backpack. I have always trusted Loungefly for the continued quality of their products, and I can’t wait to pack this up for my next con, carry-on or hike! I think it would even make a great diaper bag!!
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