Product Reviews

Bess X FP Marlow Backpack

Distressed and bleached canvas backpack with spiked stud embellishment. Cool rugged appeal. Two large front zipper pockets and two side pockets with elastic opening. Adjustable utility clasps. Zipper closure. Adjustable shoulder straps. Inside back of backpack is lightly padded. **Special Note: No two backpacks are exactly the same, each with different levels of distressing and bleaching. Some might look more bleached and worn in than others, but all will still appear similar to what is pictured, just not exactly. *By Bess, in collaboration with Free People *100% Cotton (not including embellishments) *16" depth, 11 1/2" width across bottom front, 5 1/4" thickness at bottom
overall average rating:
3.833 out of 5
3.8
 out of 
5
(6 Reviews) 6
Customer Questions & Answers:
2 Questions | 8 Answers
Customer Reviews for Bess X FP Marlow Backpack
Review 1 for Bess X FP Marlow Backpack
Name:
Location:Southern Cal
age:41-45
body type:petite
LOVE THIS AND IT'S ON SALE :)
5.22.2013
"I actually don't know why this backpack did not get 100% glowing reviews. I think it's made well. The studs are firmly in place and do not look like they will fall off. Even though it's not as large as some people would expect, it fits quite a bit of your goodies. It has a lot of pockets on the outside to stash all your goodies, 5 to be exact. There is no pocket on the inside however but this is no problem for me. Stuff like keys, wallets, water bottle all have a place in the outside pockets and easy to access. I can fit my iPad on the inside if I want and a sweater and my tennis shoes as well. I'm very happy with this backpack. I have also ordered the Katie Heart Josie Embellished Backpack and can't wait to receive it. That one I'll use for traveling. This one I'll use for around town. Free People I'm going broke because I can't help buying all the unique stuff you have. This is a good deal people and it's on sale :)"
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
sizing:
true to size
runs small
true to size
runs large
Review 2 for Bess X FP Marlow Backpack
Name:
Location:Sydney, Australia
age:31-35
body type:long and lean
Smalled than I imagined...
4.25.2013
"This backpack is smaller than I imagined and the canvas isn't as heavy duty as it looks either. That said, as long as you don't carry too much - just your basics, it should be fine. It just arrived, so I haven't used it yet, but the zippers seems to work well and I love all the little compartments! Overall this backpack looks awesome. It is very unique, with a distressed appearance."
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
sizing:
little bit tight
runs small
true to size
runs large
Review 3 for Bess X FP Marlow Backpack
Name:
Location:new york
age:26-30
body type:athletic
looks cool but poor quality
4.15.2013
"I ordered this is black and while it looks very cool it is very poorly constructed. The studs were obviously put on before the bag was bleached as they are corroded and there is bleach residue on the buckles as well. The main problem is that the secondary zipper broke the first time I used it. soooo disappointing! I had to return it."
Response from Free People:By FreePeopleWeb4.16.2013
Sorry that you weren't happy with your Marlow Backpack. We will be in touch! xoxo
Overall Rating: 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
sizing:
true to size
runs small
true to size
runs large
Review 4 for Bess X FP Marlow Backpack
Name:
Location:utah
age:14-20
body type:athletic
LOVE!!
2.23.2013
"i bought this backpack for school and it's perfect! it is a bit small if you are carrying a lot of books but i am able to fit a book, my 13 inch laptop and a notebook in just the main pocket. i bought it in the black and it is the perfect, edgy backpack for me! i highly recommend it!!"
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
sizing:
little bit tight
runs small
true to size
runs large
Review 5 for Bess X FP Marlow Backpack
Name:
Location:South Carolina
age:36-40
body type:athletic
Bring on the STUDS
2.1.2013
"This is a great versatile bag! It's a decent size - I can fit a large water bottle, Kindle, Ipad along with my usual purse items. The side pockets do expand to where you can fit a normal sized water bottle. The studs are securely fastened and the interior of the bag is lined so you don't brush up against the stud backings. It's definitely an attention getter! Remember, you aren't going to get the exact same look as the bag pictured, but the colors used are the same."
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
sizing:
little bit loose
runs small
true to size
runs large
Review 6 for Bess X FP Marlow Backpack
Name:
Location:Californina
age:41-45
body type:curvy
studded backpack
10.5.2012
"I received this backpack and was so thrilled to see that is was the perfect size to use as a handbag rather than backpack. It has all the space I need inside and pockets to use for smaller items as well. Definately dont regret purchasing this! I just ordered the new bag Josie Embellished Backpack with the lace and cant wait to use that one as well! I love everything FP!!!"
2 of 2 found this review helpful.
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
sizing:
true to size
runs small
true to size
runs large