Ah, the backpack. It’s an old dependable standby that has to do one simple thing: hold stuff. Sure, we all want our backpacks to do more than just hold stuff, but as long as it holds everything we need, what else is there to think about?
The back to school blues come about once ever year, but you can brighten up any fledgling scholar with the right backpack. Thrill the fashionista in your family with the frilly and flowery fun of an O’Neill backpack. For something a bit more traditional, the SuperBreak® from Jansport is an absolute essential with its iconic style and rugged durability. For the skater, DC™, Gravis™ , and Emerica™ backpacks are a no-brainer!
Whether your adventure is a quick hike through the woods or conquering the mountain, you need the right backpack to assist you on your quest. A rugged pack from The North Face® or Patagonia® might be what you need with their roomy main compartments to hold your hiking or climbing gear and their durable fabric made to withstand rips and snares. Stay hydrated with a Camelbak® backpack. If you are a weekend photographer, Mountainsmith™, OGIO, and Dakine designed packs to protect your camera and keep your equipment easily accessible. On those journeys into nature, be it short or long, a backpack is your best companion.
So whether you need a heavy-duty backpack that can store it all for a whirlwind trip or something fun and fashionable for everyday use, we’re ready to help make your life a bit easier.
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I ordered this bag for our trip to Disney and it was perfect! Big enough to fit everything we needed for a full day, but small & light enough to not feel like luggage. The drawstring closure stayed more securely closed than I had anticipated. (Yay!) The opening was big enough to reach in and find everything. The colors are bright and shiny without being tacky. I had to do a little work on the hardware. One buckle was attached wrong...easily fixed. I had to add extra holes to the straps so it would hang more comfortably...easy fix. I loved that I could switch back and forth between backpack-mode and shoulder with no effort. (I'm not sure the pictures or description show that it has a shoulder strap.) I love this bag!
Reviewer: Diane T.
from Lake Wylie, SC
I bought this backback to replace one of the same model I had for 20 years. That one was the perfect size. This one is slightly bigger, to accomodate a laptop. I didn't need that, but you can't really find a backback that is not made to accomodate a laptop anymore! So it has padding against your back, which turned out to be nice, and one extra pocket on the outside. That one really came in handy for my passport and travel docs. Other than the fact that it's a little bigger than I wanted, as I am a small person, it is well made and I hope it will last as long as my first one did.
from United States
This might be the best material gift I've ever received. First, the bag has several compartments that make it functional, which is a quality any bag should have. The laptop compartment is very hand and makes the bag great for the office. Second, the stiffly-padded back section is comfortable and provides a nice buffer if any awkwardly shaped items are in the bag. This prevents any lopsidedness against one's back. Lastly, and most importantly, this is the best looking backpack I've seen that works for the office. I'm an attorney and I like the idea of a bag for the office that has a good capacity that also doesn't scream seriousness and self-importance.