Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Skip The Messenger Bag And Use a Backpack

For all of college and until recently, I was over the backpack. After wearing them endlessly through years of school, I was ok with never owning one again. Well, that changed last summer when my messenger bag strap broke while I was in Paris and I needed a replacement when I got back to school in the Netherlands. I was walking around town and came across a menswear store that carried a backpack that I loved (The Fjall Raven Kanken), and I bought it right then and there, and haven't looked back since.  And probably the best part switching to a backpack is no more shoulder pain from a single messenger bag strap.

So for those of you who don't own a backpack, or don't think they can look cool after middle school, here are a few recent ones that I really like and think you might too:

Baja Ikat Backpack - $82 - Oak NYC

 Cord Park In Beige - Master-Piece - $265 - Need Supply

 Kanken 17 inch Laptop Bag - Fjall Raven - $110 - Need Supply
(I own this one in blue and use it almost daily, it also comes in smaller sizes and a non-laptop version)

 Tribal Print Flap Backpack - River Island - $63.63 - ASOS

Cotton Canvas Back Pack - Whillas & Gunn - $245.43 - ASOS

Rivington Nylon Backpack - Coach - $298 - Coach

If you have a favorite backpack or brand of bags that wasn't mentioned here, let us know in the comments!

6 comments:

  1. That cord park in beige is nice. I need a new bag, my chrome bag is long gone..all of them. And though I like'd their backpacks I think I, like many others, have moved passed needing to look like a courier on a college campus.

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  2. I'm over my chrome bag, kind beyond that phase.

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  5. It will stand forces that may simply rip apart lesser materials. This alone is reason enough why you must get a canvas camera bag. After all, you are protective one thing terribly costly. The very last thing you'd need is your camera bag cacophony accidentally and your camera flaming on the bottom.

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