The main difference between the Herschel Mid Volume Nova Backpack and the Herschel Iona Backpack is that the Mid Volume Nova Backpack has Zippers (Exposed metal zippers) while the Iona Backpack does not.
|Name||Mid Volume Nova Backpack||Iona Backpack|
|Dimensions (in)||16 x 12 x 5.5||7 x 11.5 x 19.25|
|Color||20+ colors and patterns||9 colors and patterns|
|Warranty||Herschel Limited Lifetime Warranty||Herschel Limited Lifetime Warranty|
|Price||Under $75||Under $75|
|General Features||Shoulder Straps||Slim shoulder straps with webbing adjusters||Padded contoured shoulder straps|
|Zippers||Exposed metal zippers|
|Main Compartment Access||Normal zipped access||Top loading access with drawcord and flap closure|
|External Pockets||1 zipped front pocket and 2 side pockets|
|Internal Compartments||Interior sleeve|
|Side Pockets||Side pockets can fit water bottle|
|Handles||Dual top handles||Top grab handle|
|Business & School Features||Laptop Sleeve||Laptop sleeve fits up to 13"||Laptop sleeve fits up to 15"|
|Organizer Pocket||Front utility pocket with key clip|
|Travel Features||Base / Bottom||Reinforced base|
|Hiking / Backpacking Features||Back Panel||Light back padding||Padded back panel|
|Anti Theft Features||Hidden Pocket||Hidden zippered top flap storage pocket|
Herschel 's Mid Volume Nova Backpack is a School backpack with Everyday features while Herschel 's Iona Backpack is a Laptop backpack with Everyday features.
The Herschel Mid Volume Nova Backpack has a capacity of 18L (liters), weighs 1.1 pounds and it's dimensions in inches are 16 x 12 x 5.5 . It's made of Polyester and is available in 20+ colors and patterns in comparison the Herschel Iona Backpack's capacity is with a size of 7 x 11.5 x 19.25 inches. Constructed from Polyester it weighs 1.5 pounds and is available in 9 colors and patterns.