Carhartt Legacy Standard Backpack Rugged Review

Carhartt Legacy Standard Work Backpack Review

A commuter’s best buddy, this durable Carhartt backpack is a classic! It keeps your work gear in order and easily accessible. It has a roomy main compartment, two front zip pockets, and two pockets on the side, which are perfect for stashing your water bottle. The bag has a reinforced base for extra strength and is made of heavy-duty materials.

Carhartt Legacy Standard Work Backpack

Materials & Build Quality

The bag just feels sturdy taking it out of the box. It’s made from 1200D Poly & what Carhartt calls a “Duravax abrasion-resistant base”, which sounds promising and delivers on that promise. One small aspect I really like is that the zippers are covered, because other backpacks that claimed to be water resistant left all of my belongings soaked when I got caught in a downpour. This one is TRULY water resistant, and moisture doesn’t soak through it. 

Comfort, Space & Access

The shoulder straps make it comfortable to wear even fully loaded, and it distributes the weight in such a way that it doesn’t put too much strain on your shoulders. The main compartments is super spacious and has fit my clothes and toiletries, as well as a laptop & accessories for a full weekend trip. The 2 padded inside pockets for laptops and tablets are easily accessible. The zippered outer pockets are perfect for smaller items, like keys, pens, chargers, or small tools. The mesh water bottle pockets are the perfect size too, and won’t let your water bottle go flying when you swing your backpack on.


All in all a great everyday backpack for school, work and play. No matter if you’re working in an office or in construction, the Carhartt Legacy Standard Work Backpack will suit your needs. Holding the tools of the trade and gadgets in place and keeping them safe, even in rugged environments. A true Carhartt classic!

Key Facts

  • Versatile backpack for work or school
  • Includes a 15-inch laptop sleeve and space for a tablet
  • It’s made of durable, water repellent 1200D Poly & a Duravax abrasion-resistant base
  • Zippered outer compartment for keys, pens and other small gear; mesh side pockets
  • Padded shoulder straps with daisy chains, and padded air mesh back panel for maximum comfort
  • Measures 12 width x 18 height x 11 depth inches; weighs 1.4 pounds

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