Custom drawstring backpacks. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they can be a pretty great addition to your branding project. They’re lightweight and super portable. In this staff review, we compare two of our most popular drawstring backpacks: The Classic Cinchpack and the Cinch Bag with Mesh Pocket.
Overall, both of these drawstring backpacks are pretty similar. After all, the nature of the bag is simplistic in design, and there’s not too much to expand on. Our staff tester tried out these two bags in relatively spontaneous ways: a picnic lunch, collecting things to take home during a hike, quick trip the store for just a few items, and carrying art supplies when heading to the park for a little R&R and art.
Those are all perfect uses! However, these bags aren’t for everyone, and she said that she personally didn’t like their lack of structure and weight distribution for daily use. That said, it was easy for her to tuck it into a back pocket to take on a hike!
The Classic Cinchpack and the Cinch Bag with Mesh Pocket are similar in size (the Classic wins by about an inch in width). But, due to the external pockets of the latter bag, the imprint area is smaller. Both are lightweight and easy to stash in a daypack, handbag, or even back pocket for unexpected needs.
The Classic Cinchpack features grommets and reinforced bottom corners for the drawstring to pass through, while the Cinch Bag with Mesh Pocket has polyweb tabs that are integrated into the side seams. This drawstring backpack also features three (!) compartments—a mesh pocket (perfect for a water bottle!), an outer pocket perfect for stashing paper and pens, and of course the main area, for all the other stuff you want to tote.
Though the two bags are more alike than different, our staff tester preferred our Cinch Bag with Mesh Pocket. She loved the 3 compartments, and didn’t mind the trade-off of the larger imprint area on the other bag. Which is your favorite?