Matt & Nat® Brave Backpack - BlackMatt & Nat® Brave Backpack - Black

Matt & Nat® Brave Backpack - Black

byMatt and Nat

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Function meets fashion with this classic black backpack from Canada’s favourite cruelty-free fashion brand. It features a roomy interior with a top zipper closure to keep all of your valuables secure and slide slit pockets for easy access on-the-go. This travel accessory is an everyday must-have. 100% recycled nylon lining. 100% vegan leather outer.  Adjustable shoulder straps: 34". 14" x 10" x 5.75".
Product name:Matt & Nat® Brave Backpack - BlackProduct dimensions:5.75" H × 10" W × 14" LShipping dimensions:5.75" H × 10" W × 14" LShipping weight:2.7 lbs.Colour:BlackUPC:883313894104

Appropriate for ages: 12 - adult

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love it great size and is super strong two thumbs up from me
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bag My sister loved this bag as her Christmas gift!
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish and simple Love the thicker straps, which are somewhat less common among the backpack selection most brands carry. Great quality vegan leather as always, it's not susceptible to scratches and looks/feels like thick, smooth-grained calf leather. Love that I was able to get this from Chapters!
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cute really cute and fashionable, a good gift to my sister
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so nice! I bought this bag in the summer for an alternative to a purse. Its large enough to fit my MacBook(in a case). The front zip pocket fits all my small things like pens, gum etc. and the 2 side pockets are perfect for your phone and sunglasses! I would 10/10 recommend investing in this bag, such great quality product with ethical views
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great backpack Love the colour and style but a bit pricy. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very Fashion, trouble with zipper and size A cool bag and quality of "leather" is great. The zipper can be difficult to close and open. Expected it to be a little bigger.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Bag! Did some early Christmas shopping and bought this for my sister! The bag is simple yet classy!
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love it very good to use and with good quality. also love the simple style
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love it but just not large enough :( Really love this backpack, just wish it was a bit bigger to fit everything I need!
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bag excellent backpack, it has style,quality and room. A must own it.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stylish and Durable I love this brand. You can definitely look stylish in this and it is durable enough to carry a standard size laptop. Overall, it's ok in the long run. If you're on a tight budget, cheap bags will break/tear easily. So this may be helpful to have.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT I love this bag,,, i wanted it forver, and once i got it,its all i want to wear. it works with any kind of outfit:) i love my bag
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute design! Very durable I'm very happy with my Matt & Nat purses and handbags. Really well made, with neat designs. Always an array of colour choices. Vegan leather is easy to wipe clean
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very stylish but a little small! This bag is incredibly stylish but it was a little disappointing since it is a bit small in width. Putting binders and a macbook air that is 13.3 is a little tight!
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the material is great with lots of space this has been my dream backpack
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from dream bag this has been my dream backpack ever since I saw it on a girl at the airport! I absolutely LOVE it #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from yes yes yes I see what people are saying about the zipper, it is tough, but all metal zippers are.. as long as you dont abuse it, it is all fine. This bag is SO stylish, I have eye one it for a couple months before decided to finally purchase it and I have no regret. I am in law school and it is the perfect bag, it fits everything I need and looks amazing. I try to take good care of it, and a few months in and I have had zero issues
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from bag is super big can hold everything especially school items #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vegan Option Great Vegan bag that is stylish and good quality. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice and simple Like this bad, just the price point for faux leather does not make sense. Nice style. But for a more functional bag you can get a swiss gear one for less than half the price and it will likely last you much longer.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright The size of this bag is great but not the quality
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish, confortable and vegan I purchased this bag a few weeks ago and I LOVE IT.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 145 for fake leather Yeah, no thanks, I can get a nicer backpack for half the price elsewhere
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing!! This bag is so incredible!!! Carries a lot of stuff.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hefty Can carry different things
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Matt & Nat products! The best and this backpack is stylish and useful!
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid, compact, sleek backpack for professional and everyday use This backpack is well made, with high quality seams, no visible poly seals on the edges of the vegan leather. Thick, rigid canvas straps and handle. Only flaw is the poor design of the front pocket which has little ability to expand and become truly functional.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love this bag...zipper is an issue Bought this bag recently and it's wonderful, despite the price. However, front pocket zipper is an issue at times. Very stylish and get complements on it all the time !
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good backpack Got a cocoa color bag on sale. It fits my notebook and all other necessities comfortably. The bag is comfortable with padded back and strap. And it looks good with my dress coat.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stylish! This book is very stylish and I love going out to show it off!
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from In love! I use this bag practically everyday. I just got it a month ago and have yet to have a bad experience with the zipper as some of have said. The bag and very stylish so I use it for work and also when going out with friends. I would definitely repurchase again (when there's another sale!)
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it beautiful and gorgeous to use
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stunning Backpack! The bag itself is absolutely gorgeous - the vegan leather and minimalist design is top notch. I'm giving it 4 stars because my backpack is usually so packed, nothing can actually fit in the front pocket. In addition to that, the zipper on the front pocket is horrible (on the one I received). It's important to note that I've run into absolutely no issues with the zipper for the main compartment of the bag - it's surprisingly smooth!
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from trendy love this backpack for school and riding my bike when I need to carry a good amount of stuff with me. Very good size #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes Backpacks are all the hype right now, and I love this one because of the brand and classic cut! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good! Super cute and perfect for school!
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok It's big but I don't really like the shape
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! I bought this a while ago, and I'm so glad I did!
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So/So I really love this bag, it's cute and stylish, it's got a few pockets, and it's very sturdy. BUT, it's so small and if the main part of the bag is full you cannot put anything in the outer pockets. I was going to return it but had no time so I've just learned to pack my bag very carefully to avoid issues with space.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely bag ! Awesome bag. even though you can't put too many things in it
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from On trend! I see everyone with these bags! Hold so much and look so sophisticated! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New review! When I first got this bag I did a review on here (that's been 5 months ago) and today I'm back with a new review after after being with this bag for 5 months. Firstly, lets talk about the price. I don't disagree with what I said before, I would never pay for this bag at a full price. I got mine 5 months ago with 2 coupon deals and I don't regret it. Secondly, the appearance. This bag comes in many different color. The white (I've never seen someone carry it and I see it's always on sale), a light brown color (my boss has it) and black (which I have), I don't regret getting the black at all, the brown is tempting at times but no way would I get the white. Lastly the bag itself.... The bag is very stiff and hard leather. The biggest zipper pouch can fit a LOT of things in there and there's also 1 little compartment with zipper and the other one with none. The zipper in the front is very stiff and small.... I usually leave either keys or my buspass in there because that's a nice place to put something in so you don't have to dig for it... There's also the 2 sides... I don't put anything in there cause I can't but my boss puts her phone or charger in there. The straps of the bag are adjustable but to a limit and I like mine sitting lower in the bum, in a casual, relaxed style, not intensely glued to my back. After 5 months I can honestly say I don't regret buying this bag. I carry it a lot and it's just a nice statement to have!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice bag but tough zipper love the style and how much it holds, but zipper can be difficult
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Zipper is terrible This is a super adorable bag that definitely takes a bit of getting used to. But the zipper keeps getting caught
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from stylish stylish but takes a bit of getting used to, the zipper stinks on this back and i find it to be a bit overpriced
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great for on the go Interesting design... takes a bit to get used to it
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Convenient Great bag for work with its professional look! The straps don't hold well to their adjusted length so it's more for style than function. The zipper is a hit or miss depending on each bag. I'd recommend buying it in person to test it out.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from STYLISH BACKPACK! I bought this half a year ago and it's amazing. I love how roomy it is and very sturdy. Being a university student, I bring a lot of textbooks and a laptop and It all fits in it.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Chic but HORRIBLE zipper I really love this bag, honestly I do, but this zipper is seriously the WORST zipper I've ever seen. Within two months there was a large hole. I contacted Matt & Nat via Twitter but they never responded. I ended up finding a weird way to fix it myself, it isn't perfect by any means and I have to be delicate when I zip it up but hey at least it works. Also note that it isn't as big as it seems, I can fit my macbook pro and two notebooks and my pencil case in it and that's it. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Modern Love the Matt & Nat products, especially since they're eco-friendly and vegan, however, the zipper quality of this bag has been poorly executed. I would have to rub candle wax along the zipper every now and then, and for the price they're selling it at, I would expect better quality. Generally, I would use this bag for a day out with friends, though I wouldn't use it for practicality purposes, (like for class).
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bag Love this bag, its so great and fits everything
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from boxy looking like the material, but a little too boxy looking
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute and practical. Smaller then I thought but nice.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from cute!! cute bag and goes with everything but i sometimes have issues with the zipper- it breaks easy
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professional looking backpack The material looks like real leather. Its the perfect size to hold a laptop, wallet, bottle of water, cosmetics pouch, phone with room to spare. I've gotten lots of compliments when I wear it.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from expensive The color goes with everything. It is rather expensive.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from only for specific people This bag is not for everyone, people who fit the style look nice, but it looks weird on me
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from fashion forward such a cute stylish bag! i mean come on!
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So stylish Love it kinda pricey but worth it
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice bag The quality of the bag is amazing.. well worth the price! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleek Style Love this backpack for small items like a notebook, wallet or keys! Cant use heavier materials as faux leather may start to wear out! Overall great backpack.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Work Backpack I purchased this for a gift for my mother who is always using a backpack for work. It fits her laptop and lunch quite well. I gave it to her a few months back and so far everything is still going well. Super sleek and professional looking for a backpack.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Loved this bag, till the zipper broke I've had this bag for quite a while, and its the perfect size for carry-ons, day bag etc. However, the zipper started to rip apart in the first 3 weeks, and now that I've had it for a year or more, 2 sides of the zipper have ripped and it is unusable. I've seen other girls with this bag as well and it does the same thing. Its a shame! It is a perfect bag besides that.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I Love This Bag, But... I love this bag, but its quality concerns me. For $150, I expect my bag to hold up for longer than two months, but that is not the case. I've owned this backpack for two months, using it on a daily basis to transport my MacBook, wallet, and a few odds and ends to and from work. This morning, I noticed that the 'leather' has completely torn where the straps attach to the bag. I don't expect to see tears in the materials of my bag, which hasn't been misused, within two years -- let alone two months!! -- of owning it. Furthermore, the front pocket zipper had fallen off just a few days after I received the bag in the mail (I don't use that pocket, though, so I didn't worry about it...). After losing a zipper, and having the bag's material tear, I question the quality and the durability of Matt and Nat's bags. If I didn't love the look and concept of the vegan bag so much, I'd have given it a one-star rating.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I am a follower, not a leader... When I saw people around me with backpacks like these, I wanted one for myself. They are stylish and can carry lots of things. I found this backpack a little too expensive and was never going to pay for it at it's original price, however Chapters had a deal for 15% off weekends & another deal for an additional 15% off using Visa checkout and with the free shipping option I only had to pay around 105 dollars. Got this item at a reasonable time but like everyone said, the zipper is extremely stiff. My only cons with this is the zipper & price, otherwise I really like this bag.
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gorgeous backpack, versatile and chic! I ordered this backpack last week and had it shipped to the store to pick up. It came very quickly! The backpack itself is beautiful, the vegan leather looks and feels almost like the real thing and is water resistant (it rained the day I got it) Inside, the lining is silky smooth with a few pockets to store valuables. The only reason I didn't give this product 5 stars, is that the zippers are a little stiff. I'm hoping that either over time (or using a pencil lead) it might loosen up a little more. They're not unbearable to unzip, but it does slow me down if I'm in a hurry! Otherwise this is a great backpack.
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bag, Poor Zipper I bought this backpack during the holiday season about my fake £10 one I purchased in England finally saw the light. I decided to purchase it from Chapters as it was $40 cheaper than on the official Matt and Nat website. From the moment I held it in my hands I fell completely in love. The bag is roomy; it could fit my laptop, charger, water bottle and notebooks all at once. The inside zipper (and pocket) is perfect for my keys, cellphone, loose change and makeup. The straps are very comfortable and the bag never feels too heavy. The bag is very sturdy. The side pockets are very tight for putting things inside but I found use for it by leaving tissues in them. However, the zippers take away from what could otherwise be an amazing product. The zippers are tough at the beginning and an awkward shape. And now the zippers have even begun to fray and have ripped making it difficult to open and close, having left a whole.
Date published: 2016-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice bag but poor zippers i bought this bag quite a while ago but had to comment. this bag is really roomy. you can fit water bottles and your wallet and even your lunch if you wanted to in it. the side pockets are too tight to be of any use and the zippers are awful! on the plus side though it is a great bag if you have to lug around a lot of stuff. i guess i got lucky because the lining in mine is a beautiful deep purple. i have also had a lot of friends tell me they love the bag! i don't think i paid 135 bucks for it. i don't think i would've paid that much for it.
Date published: 2016-01-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Stylish bag, poor zipper My real rating is 2.5/5. I've had this bag for almost 2 years now and use this daily for school, shopping, etc. A little smaller than I expected. My 13" Chromebook fits, but a bigger laptop will definitely not. First and foremost, the faux leather and straps have upheld all the abuse I could have possibly put this bag through. No rips or holes thus far. Unfortunately, I knew the ZIPPERS were trouble the first time I used them. They are not smooth running and sometimes it takes effort to close the bag. In less than a year the main compartment zipper started to catch and soon enough I have 3 separate holes along the zippers. Just last week I had a stranger at the mall point out the poor condition of my backpack and ask how soon I came across this problem. Turns out she had the exact same problem! Therefore, this bag is NOT worth $150. Buy it if it's on sale (I did). Despite it being faux leather, I plan to keep this bag for as long as possible. I will get the zippers fixed but seems like an issue I should not have to deal with considering the fact I had only owned this bag for under ONE YEAR at the time.
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Animal/planet lovers dream I can't say enough good things about this bag. It can carry all four of my thinner books plus a small notebook along with my pencil case. I LOVE that this bag is faux leather and the lining is used from recycled material, and to top it al off it is from Canadian designers. Please do note that the lining doesn't match the picture, its more of a brown-grey which is fine for me but might be off putting if you had your heart set on vibrant purple. The only negative thing I can say is that when my bag is full the front pocket kind of becomes useless/ zipper sticks a bit but I hope with more use it will loosen up over time. Overall super happy with it, great buy!
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great but slightly small ! The bag is absolutely beautiful but a bit small. My MacBook Pro 13" fits in it along with a few other things (agenda, pencil case + one book) but there isn't that much space. Also, the front pocket is quite useless when the bag is full, since it's super thin therefore hard to open or fit things in. Lastly, the zippers are a bit hard to use. Nevertheless, the material is gorgeous and the bag quite sturdy. For someone who doesn't have too much to carry, I highly recommend it. Finally, as some others have mentioned, the lining is grey and not purple as shown in the image.
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stylish bag... But I would give 3.5 stars Pros: Faux leather, stylish, light Cons: Too expensive, zippers are awkward (but look great), lining is dark grey (not purple as shown) I have received many compliments on the bag and overall I am glad I bought it. It fits my small purse, kobo, small lunch, cell, keys and occasionally an ipad.
Date published: 2014-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love this!!!! Very happy with my new bag. Great quality and lots of room. Wish lining had been purple as shown but otherwise very pleased,
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bag! I have recently had hip surgery, and managing a cane and a purse was cumbersome. This bag holds everything that I need, including a tablet, and it is attractive and serviceable. I have had more compliments on it since I bought it than anything else in the last few years.
Date published: 2014-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love This Bag! Bought this backpack in the winter as a replacement to my canvas backpack. Wanted something sleeker! This does the job! It's a little on the small side, but Im in university and am continuously lugging around books and things... This backpack actually CAN fit my 15" macbook pro but I have to fit it in bare (without its case). I usually fit in either my macbook or iPad with 2-3 textbooks and a lunch with no problems. Can't fit much else though.
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love This Bag! Bought this backpack in the winter as a replacement to my canvas backpack. Wanted something sleeker! This does the job! It's a little on the small side, but Im in university and am continuously lugging around books and things... This backpack actually CAN fit my 15" macbook pro but I have to fit it in bare (without its case). I usually fit in either my macbook or iPad with 2-3 textbooks and a lunch with no problems. Can't fit much else though.
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This bag is awesome! I bought is bag at a lower price, and when it arrived I loved it! So much that I gave it to my niece for Christmas. It's a little on the small side for schlepping around water bottles and school books, but perfect for over night sleep overs and teenage girl things. The side pockets are not large enough for much more than keys and phones, which is good, everything is handy. It's beautifully made, inside and out. I think that I might have to repurchase this for myself...having said that, it's not really a back pack, it's a largeish purse, more like a tote bag, and the front zipper part left a lot to be desired in terms of zipper/functionality. The pulls are pretty, but counter intuitive it terms of the way it works. It left me thinking "that's weird". Also it's flat and small. Think passport, papers and gum, not wallet. It would have been nice if that part was expandable. However, as stated, I would but it again and learn to live with it's short comings.
Date published: 2014-02-22