Oakley Icon Backpack 3.0
Loaded to the brim with updated functions, the Oakley Icon Backpack 3.0 reaches legendary status. Protect your laptop in the side accessible padded sleeve when you need to carry your projects and gear out of the house. Stick your mobile phone in the shoulder strap pocket and forget about anxious moments trying to find your phone. Because you roll to a soundtrack Oakley added a media pocket with headphone port. An internal organizer keeps your smaller tools together and includes space for a PDA or GPS device, plus a mesh pocket for your shades. Stash a cap and your gloves in one of the side zip pockets, and when you get tired of carrying your load on your back, switch to the integrated strap handle.
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June 1, 2012
Awesome multipurpose backpack! Would recommend it too anyone in need of a backpack!
versatile lika reptile
June 9, 2008
This bag is the steeze beez kneez. Super Versatile. I'm outta my house for long periods of time and always have a bag. my ogio street just broke. This bag is equal if not better than that. room for all the things i have with me, including laptop, chords, a lunch, study material (so a few books about and inch each), zune, chords and headphones, stethoscope (I work first aid sometimes and use my own stethoscope), sunglasses/case, and still have room!! even with that much weight, its easy to haul around such a load. Contrary to the tech specs, there is a waistbelt that helps keep the pack close and secure.
I've taken this hiking, to work, used it as an overnight, and just as a day to day pack. After some staring at it, and my EMT senses tingled: i found i could even use this as a pretty effective trauma pack. It'd have room for a 150 piece kit at least (splints, gauze, curlex, scope, cuff, etc.). If you need a day to day pack that you use for all purposes, THIS IS YOUR BAG! No regrets. versatile
Would this backpack work well for school? Or would it be too
Would this backpack work well for school? Or would it be too bulky.
By: Arshavin Berg
May 17, 2010
This backpack can be used for school but i wouldnt recommend it. The mesh area can be torn easily as one of them started peeling off when one of the edge of my textbook got caught in it. This feels to me to be more of a travel backpack or something where you would put wet stuff in hence the drain hole and then the mesh that goes through the main pocket to air it out
June 5, 2010
August 21, 2008
guys, these icon packs are the best backpacks i've ever seen/used. I have an original icon pack that has literally lasted me ten years. I used it all through grade school, high school, and am now using it in college. I've taken it on hunting trips, god knows how many overnighters, and carried 40 pounds of books in it frequently (my mom actually measured once). It distributes the load weight very well, so while you still know you're carrying a lot of weight, i'd deffinitely choose this pack over any other because of how well the straps and everything are designed to make you feel comfortable.
hands down best bags you'll ever buy.
I just got a acer 17" inch laptop and im wondering if it
I just got a acer 17" inch laptop and im wondering if it can fit in this pack cuz i dont really wanna get the oakley ap backpack but if i have to i will, but i like and love this one way more.
January 16, 2010
Doubtful, my 15" HP has a tight fit width wise, and has a little head room for the top.. doesnt fit through the side pocket.
February 1, 2010
Nice Bag, too many straps
November 21, 2008
Bag is of high quality materials and construction is super solid. Used for a year for bicycle commuting, day hikes, and even some skiing.Bag still looks new.
Size is good, pockets where plenty, and comfort was excellent. Just too many damn straps that were always getting in the way!!!
If you can get past the straps, buy this bag, it is nice.
January 4, 2009
This is a great bag with plenty of room for most everything you have. I have a 17" laptop but this bag will only hold a 15" in the "laptop protective sleeve", so my 17 does fit just not in the sleeve which is cool with me. Plenty of pockets and other various compartments. When you put the bag on your back you realize that it is a bigger bag than most other regular packs. Glad I own it!
i really wanted to buy the bag but can it really fit 2 laptops
i really wanted to buy the bag but can it really fit 2 laptops (15" & 13")at a time with their power supplies and the mouses?owh,as well as my other gadgets and accessories such as ipod,external hard disks, notes, my glasses and psp?hope you guys can help me out,as i can only buy it online...i cant seem to check it out before i buy it..thank you..
December 29, 2009
yes it does
I've mac pro and 14" dell
when check at the airport no way to take them sideways
so a bit pain in a neck
By: jean demarais
September 27, 2010
Bulletproof, but not technical
December 9, 2008
I purchased the Icon 2.0 in 2003 and it has been a great student/travel bag. I've used it nearly every day for my basic school needs and it has survived a lot. I've also traveled to Europe and the Caribbean multiple time with it. Now the bottom is starting to fray and one shoulder strap is starting to separate. The pack can survive a lot but I would never use the Icon to hike, ski, or bike with. The waist strap for me is pretty useless. I'm 6'1" and the uncomfortable waist strap goes around my ribs. For students it's great, but not for anything else.
December 4, 2008
My boyfriend has this bag and it is amazing! It has pockets everywhere for everything and holds a TON. Unlike a lot of other large bags, when it is fully packed, it doesn't have that big bulky look to it. Not to mention, the bag has taken quite a beating and it still looks great. This is definitely an incredible bag and worth its seemingly high price.
Will the notebook compartment in this backpack fit a 15"
Will the notebook compartment in this backpack fit a 15" MacBook Pro that is inside a sleeve?
August 14, 2009
I have a 15" MacBook Pro and it fits, however it is difficult to get it in and out through the side zipper
September 9, 2009
All it Needs to Be
March 13, 2009
This pack has been used for most of my long trips to China, US, and family outings. It stores my pc (17in), files, toiletries, pens, IPod, etc. You name it and it can handle it. I pack it with clothes for two night stays and can literally go without any other item to carry. And I carry it on my back and my hands are always free to drink, eat, or read on the go. Great item.
OAKLEY Icon BP 3.0
October 17, 2008
Best backpack ever ! lots of pockets, expands, secured, and amazing design, I like the camo color
i'm a guy who is useally broke but the warrenty says one
i'm a guy who is useally broke but the warrenty says one year will this last more then one year
June 2, 2009
actually i got this kind of bag since 2003 and still im using it.(as of 090309) i put my ps3 and the other accessories evrytime im going to my friends house.or i use it everytime i go to other country like japan and singapore.the larges volume i took was over 18Kg.with 2 laptop and some clothes.sandals and sleepers and foods at the side packets.
By: marl erran
September 3, 2009
That all depends on what you do with it. The more you use it and the rougher conditions you put it through the more worn out it will get. But here is the cool thing with Backcountry.com This is there return policy:
Unconditional 100% Guarantee
We guarantee complete satisfaction and an unlimited lifetime warranty. If at any time -- now, next month, in 30 years -- you're not 100% satisfied, send your gear back for a full refund. No questions asked.
June 2, 2009
March 17, 2009
this thing goes everywhere with me. i use it for school stuff, biking, traveling, sleepovers, whatevz! it has lots of space & holds a bunch of stuff. the only thing about it is that the side zipper pocket for 'easy access' to the laptop compartment is not big enough to allow me to actually pull out my laptop (it's a 15" macbook pro)! but i don't care, because i might as well just pull it out of the main storage compartment... awesome backpack though!! totally worth the money. i'm sure it'll be of use for some time
A far cry from the Icon 1.0
October 30, 2011
Quick Summary: The Icon 3.0 is of far inferior quality compared to the Icon 1.0
I received the Oakley Icon 1.0 backpack my freshman year of collge. It lasted me 4 solid years of rain on hikes, storing way too many clothes as a cary-on, and being packed with 50 pounds of migrane inducing texbooks. It finally started to break, but then gorilla tape patched it up and it kept on chucking.
I traded it in for it's grandson, the Icon 3.0 thinking that the two couldn't be too far apart in quality. Boy was I wrong, within 3 months the thing started falling apart, rips here, rips there, the shoulder straps twisting.
I recently traded it in for a North Face Hotshot which appears to be sturdier.
Is it airline compatible as a carryon?
Is it airline compatible as a carryon?
October 28, 2008
Yes, it is. With all the straps, that I was complaining about in my review, you can really compress the bag down.
By: Nick Bee
November 19, 2008
August 18, 2011
Love this bag. Its definitely a looker so keep an eye on it so no one snakes it. Side pockets are nice and full, can hold alot of goodies. The main compartment swallows anything I can stuff in there. Plenty of room for water bottles too. What can I say this is the perfect backpack plus it has room for a lap top. WOW
June 17, 2011
If you are looking for a pack you can use for everything, school, traveling, backpacking, etc. This is the pack you are looking for. It looks good and it works. This is a similar pack to what Oakley made about 8 years ago, but it's new design has all the new features you need.
Are these brang new backpacks with the tags still attached?
Are these brang new backpacks with the tags still attached?
September 2, 2008
Yes. They're just on sale because backcountry.com rules.
By: Curtis Tripp
December 8, 2008
good, huge bag, a few minor drawbacks
March 7, 2011
i was looking for as big of a bag as i could get, that also had a laptop sleeve (for school purposes). i used the north face jester for >5 years as a school backpack, but on too many field trips the bottom ripped out and it didn't have a laptop sleeve. at 52 liters, the icon 3.0 is definitely spacious enough. however, i feel like 3 things could be improved. 1) the front pocket is a bit exposed to the elements, having just a velcro closure. it's also a tad annoying to have to unbuckle the 3 straps to get to the front pocket (in my opinion, front pockets should be easily accessible). however, the 2 roomy side zipper pockets more or less make up for this defect. these 2 side pockets are great for your wallet, keys, gum, phone, but not really big enough for pens and a notepad. 2) the lumbar straps are a bit long and are a little uncomfortable when not in use, but this could be more an issue of my body size/frame (i'm pretty small, 5'3, 95 pounds, and htis is a huge bag). so that shouldnt be an issue for bigger and taller people. 3) the holes in the bottom of the main compartment are a good idea if you intend to use this bag for surfing or water sports and have a lot of wet things, but for books (especially books with dust jackets), the holes can do a little damage if youre not careful. however, the fabric is really strong and i think will hold up for many geologic field trips involving carrying sharp rocks, etc. a few pros: the digital device compartment sleeve on the top is really nice, it's like chamois lined and i can just stick my ipod in it without worrying about it getting totally scratched up. the 2 side zip pockets are great. the 2 water bottle pockets are OK, but you probably couldnt fit a 1 liter nalgene if the pack is filled to the brim (well, maybe, but i use siggs and those fit fine). the laptop sleeve is PERFECT if you have the smaller macbooks (12 inch). i can easily fit my 12 inch macbook in its incase neoprene sleeve in the laptop pocket, and the sidezip access is a bit tight, but works fine enough through security (a big plus so you dont have to open up your whole bag to extract your laptop). all in all, this bag is a big plus over the north face jester because it accommodates a laptop and it has a lot more space, but there are just a few minor things that dont make it the most ideal school backpack. however, i think it will be GREAT in the field, and i still use it everyday for school.
favorite back pack of all time!
February 15, 2011
My husband bought me this back pack and I thought he was crazy at the time. I absolutely love it! It is so useful for travel, very durable (I have had it for 5 years and it is still in great condition). I live over seas and travel a lot and this is my constant travel companion.
Great pockets for different things, passport, laptop or IPad, side pockets for quick access for meds, etc.
Large inner section. Place to slip your book on the outside. This is an amazing backpack!
what are the dimensions of the largest pocket?(the measurements
what are the dimensions of the largest pocket?(the measurements and volume, if you know them please)
May 17, 2008
About 19 inches deep. The width varies. It's 10 in. at the top (between zipper) and probabaly expands to 14 or so at the bottom (it's very hard to measure that). The bag expands 5 in. plus at the bottom. It's very roomy.
June 29, 2011
January 25, 2011
17 inch laptop fits, but does not come out of side pocket due to being about 1-2 inches too big, so the pack must be opened to retrieve-it IS made for 15 inch easy access. 10% bigger overall would make it this pack the perfect size. Cool looking bag.
Best Backpack of all time
November 13, 2010
I am active duty military and have used this backpack for nearly 100% of my travels for the past 2 years. I routinely carry heavy gear in this bag, more so than most people. It's seen every type of terrain imaginable, it's been thrown around in aircraft and heavy duty vehicles and it's been carried by several different types of stinky hairy mammals and it's still going strong
Keep in mind this is a 50L backpack, yes it will hold more than other packs made for backpacking.
The right shoulder strap padding is beginning to wear down but everything else still functions as new
I have been issued other backpacks since getting this one but the Icon 3.0 is still my go-to bag
June 10, 2010
With the way flying is these days this is my pack of choice for the airplane or drive travel. It fits my 15inch mac, getting it out efficiently from the side zip works best if you slide up and then a slight turn to get the bottom of the computer out first. This is much harder to do if pack s stuffed though. Like all the different pockets to keep things organized for travel. Most of the time all the heavy things like electronics go in the backpack. The anatomical fit of the straps helps distribute the weight and the padded back is comfortable. Nice pack that will last you a while.
Doesn't last long
April 22, 2010
When I got this bag I was stoked. It was rugged looking and had millions of pockets. And truth be told, it was the best backpack I've ever bought, but after just five months of toting binders and light textbooks, the seams began to blow out one by one. I contacted Oakley and since it was past their 90 day warranty, they couldn't do anything. It wouldn't have bugged me as much if I hadn't spent so much on it. I had anticipated that the bag would last at least a few years, but I was very very wrong.
Verdict: Go buy a North Face bag, at least they stand behind their products.
March 3, 2010
The back looks and works well, seems to be really rugged, will not fit a 15" wide screen lap top because it suspends the laptop above the bottom of the bag in its padded sleeve, great design, the first i have seen, it keeps your computer off the bottom of the bag so it wont hit anything if you set the backpack down to hard. it just wont fit a 15" laptop. any net book no problem. the front Velcro flaps are kind of weird but I'm sure they have their uses. all in all its worth the sale price
February 22, 2010
i really like this backpack. It as ample room and looks very nice. It feels great to wear. only downside is that the "computer compartment" does not fit my 15 mac book pro and i thought it was not open to the whole bag. I can fit whole lot of stuff in it! Little pricey but was paying for a sturdy bag and name.
Great bag, no complaints yet
February 1, 2010
The only thing that REALLY bugs me is that my HP 15" doesnt fit through the side pocket. Otherwise, I could probably fit every single one of my books plus laptop and still have room..
I recently had an Alienware laptop back that was bulky and heavy and couldn't store nearly as much stuff. When this bag is empty you can barely feel anything let alone full, it distributes the weight very effectively.
Hope this bag lasts as long as everyone says it does
Great bag for all school needs
May 10, 2009
I use this bag for med school and its great. I put my computer in the built in sleeve, which I can access from a separate zipper on the side. I'm also usually carrying a power cord, a few books, water bottle, sunglasses case, some workout clothes and food. It's the perfect size and comfortable under a heavy load. The smaller compartments are great for organizing keys, pens etc and I can reach back, unzip, access and re-zip a side pocket without taking the pack off. Solid Oakley product!
SWEET BAG, I own two models.
November 29, 2008
This bag is the bomb but so everything that I own from Oakley. I have the Icon 3.0 and The Kitchen Sink. I use the Kitchen Sink for daily use in place to travel back and forth to work, air, gym, etc. The bag is sweet!!! Tons of looks on top of the great versatility and ease of use. I use the Icon 3.0 for hikes. PERFECT!! Obviously it would only work for a day hike or a one nighter. Love them both, both have tons of room, and the quality of both is typical of Oakley....Superb!!