If you have had a crush on a Herschel backpack for a while, then the Little America and Retreat models might not have missed you. Both backpacks are very similar at first, with those two straps and a drawstring that you use to close the bag. But the Little America and the Retreat are a bit different from each other! Do you also doubt between these Herschel backpacks? In this article we explain the similarities and differences between Little America and Retreat.
Similarities of the backpacks
Both the Retreat and Little America have a padded laptop compartment and both bags are available in sizes suitable for 13-inch and 15-inch laptops. Both backpacks also have an internal media compartment. Here you can store your smartphone and then you can continue to listen to music through an earbud port, while your smartphone is safely stored in the backpack. Furthermore, both backpacks are available in numerous colors. For both backpacks, the combination of brown straps and a black, gray or dark blue color bag is the most popular.
Differences between these Herschel bags
One of the biggest differences between the Herschel Retreat and Little America is the size. Little America has a slightly larger capacity (with a capacity of 25.5 liters), while the Retreat fits a maximum of 19.5 liters. In terms of dimensions, the Little America is therefore slightly higher (49 centimeters) than the Retreat (43 centimeters). The dimensions just mentioned come from a backpack that fits a 15 inch laptop. Furthermore, the Little America has a small front pocket that can be closed with a zipper and has a hook for your keys. The Retreat also has a front pocket, but without a zipper and without a key holder.
The Herschel Little America is slightly larger in size and has a lockable compartment on the front with a key ring in it. Furthermore, there are not that many differences. Both bags are available in a 13-inch and 15-inch version, based on laptop sizes. In conclusion, we can say that you should go for a Little America if you want a larger backpack!