Once again it’s about that time when students of all ages are finishing up their school shopping. Pencils are sharpened and notebooks are prepped. You’re going to need something to hold all of the essentials so one of the most important things on the ever so important back to school list is your backpack. They come in a bevy of shapes, sizes, colors and even on wheels (I hope to GOD that none of you choose the latter!!!) and the selection process can be jarring. You want the bag to be cool, yet efficient. What colors will make you stand out? No worries. We’ve put together a list of bags that are sure to make the process easier.
HERSHEL SUPPLY COMPANY
This longstanding brand has a history of producing affordable, quality bags. The Heritage bag does not disappoint. Offered in black, red, mauve, and white, it boasts a 17″x13″x5.5″ body and custom Hershel Supply Company fabric. The bag is rounded off with a synthetic leather bottom that ensures the bag will last a long time. $45. Buy here.
DULUTH LAPTOP DAYPACK-BACKPACK
Straight from Duluth, MN, this bag is guaranteed to last a lifetime. Do you hear that? You will never need to buy another bag again if you decide to go with this bad boy. Constructed of 18oz canvas, a leather front and bottom, and adjustable leather straps, it is no secret why you’d be good for life. It measures in at 18″x14′x5″ and holds 1,260 cu. in. $180.00. Buy here.
L.L. BEAN MAINE GUIDE LEATHER RUCKSACK
L.L. Bean is one of the best when it come to backpacks and are having a 20% sale on all of them to boot. This bag, for the much “cooler” student, is covered and trimmed in 100% full grain leather, and has antique brass hardware. For those who plan to take their studies abroad, it also meets many airports carry-on requirements. It’s dimensions are 16″x12″x9″ and holds a capacity of 1,584 cu. in. $199 On sale now for $159.20. Buy here.
JANSPORT HERITAGE SERIES–HOSS
I remember when I was in junior high school when you were considered a lame if you didn’t have a Jansport with all the colorful strings on it. Jansport released this collection of vintage backpacks a few seasons ago and they have not skipped a beat. The Hoss, released in 1974, was the first of its kind with a reinforced leather bottom. These bags make it hot once again to sport one of these. This hefty bag is made of original weathered 1000 Denier Cordura and is 17″x13.5″x9″ and holds 1,550 cu in. $98.95. Buy here.