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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Reviewer: Sue Loomis
from United States
I like the style and the peace message on the fabric. I took this bag on a trip and found that while it holds plenty and was easy to carry, the outside pockets that close with snaps are kind of a pain. There are two inside pockets but things tend to fall right out of them. So it gets a fail for keeping things organized.
Reviewer: Brynne Plett
from San Diego, Ca
I bought the Frankie a year and 1/2 ago. I am so very in love with this bag. It has been perfect. And it is still 100% sturdy. The only reason I'm on here looking to buy a new one is because I'm ready for a new color/style. I just want to freshen up, but I will continue to buy Frankie's from Dakine as long as I ever need backpacks ever again. Absolutely the best backpack in every way. I cannot stress enough how happy I am with my Frankie!
Reviewer: Sophia V.
from Atlanta, Georgia
This backpack is probably the CUTEST backpack I have ever seen in my whole entire life. I love the golden ape hanging there. BUT I wish it was maybe less expensive. Thanks!