I never thought a backpack would be a source of compliments, but that changed when I got a Herschel. I’ve really been enjoying their Little America Backpack and have received several “hey, nice backpack man” praises. The stylish, yet seemingly complicated straps, actually have a magnetic closures making accessing the backpack a breeze. Best of all, inside there’s a fully lined laptop sleeve. Available in multiple colors.
Designed in Austin Texas, Esperos makes lightweight and durable canvas backpacks, totes, laptop cases, tablet cases and more. These quality and stylish bags also serve a greater purpose as Esperos donates 15% of each sale to foundations that provide education to children in developing countries. So when you’re carrying your books around in an Esperos bag, you’ll know you are also helping someone learn how to read them.
If you do a lot of traveling you may want to invest in a Tortuga Travel Backpack. By combining the organizational features found in suitcases and the ease of transportation of backpacks, the the Tortuga Travel Backpack makes it easier than ever to get where you’re going. Designed to fit as a carry-on airline item, you can just grab your stuff and go – and to compensate for the extra weight over a smaller backpack, there are chest and hip straps to distribute the load and keep the bag secure. Now the question is, where will you go?
If you’re feeling your travel bag for your grooming supplies isn’t manly enough, get yourself a Fire Hose Dopp Kit. Made out of recycled fire hoses, these bags are rugged, unique and sure to last. Available in gray, yellow, and yellowish – they’re currently on sale for the holidays.
The Arkiv System bags from Mission Workshop are both weatherproof and customizable. The Arkiv System rails allow for additional accessories such as cell phone pouches, laptop sleeves, and tool pockets. Available in 2 sizes R2 (two rails) and R6 (six rails), you’ll be able to create the field bag that is just right for you. Starting at $229.
Drawstring sack-style backpacks are great for heading to the gym or a pick-up game at the local basketball hoop, but sometimes it’s a bit difficult to find smaller objects as there are typically no compartments in such bags. This Adidas Sport Sackpack has all the convenient features of a traditional drawstring sack bag, but also features a front zipper compartment for your smaller items such as keys, along with two side mesh compartments that are perfect for water bottles. However, if you still prefer the simpler version, check out this Nike Gym Sack.