Bag Republic Clear Backpack with Wheels Review


Bag Republic Clear Backpack with Wheels (made from clear PVC, and starting at $28, Amazon) reviews are few in number but relatively positive. This is a rolling model that reviews on refer to as sturdy and budget-friendly. Users posting rolling backpack reviews on Amazon, however, are split in their opinions. For example, some users say the wheels break easily, the handle is a bit on the short side for adults, and it tends to tip over when standing. On the other hand, some reviews say the bag is comfortable to carry, easy to wheel, and very convenient.

Really lightweight, the Bag Republic Clear backpack weighs only 4 pounds, which suggests it's a good fit for children. It's made of transparent vinyl with PVC piping. The handle is of the telescoping variety, there are several zippered compartments, and the wheels fold in.

The concept of a clear backpack has some appeal if you're not particularly concerned about privacy or if you work in a secure building and use it to ferry your belongings to and from home. We can also see school kids getting a kick out of it and companies finding it a perfect surface for printing their logo. That said, we're a bit concerned about the mixed user reviews, especially the few accounts about the wheels breaking. In sum, we'd call this cheap rolling backpack a middle-of-the-road scholar.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

See full bio