We all have those days where it seems like we need to bring everything with us. From a laptop to a change of clothes, to everyday essentials (I’m looking at you phone, wallet, and keys), some days we just need to be able to carry our lives on our backs. With a great backpack, you can do just that! Whether it’s a long drive, a particularly busy workday, or you’re living the life of a college student, a backpack that is sturdy and dependable should be a necessity for everyone.
1. Vera Bradley Campus Backpack:
I have had a Vera Bradley Backpack for all four years of my college experience and I can only say great things and the Campus line of Vera Bradley backpacks has been my go-to choice for college life. I will say that my favorite Vera Bradley backpack is the black microfiber fabric. The main reasons I went with this style are simply that black goes with everything and it’s easy to clean and hide stains. I paid a little more for the classic black microfiber fabric and not a colorful print really just based on my personal style, but I also realized soon that the microfiber fabric is kind of water-resistant. So, that’s always a great bonus if you are willing to pay a little extra.
2. Lululemon City Adventurer Backpack:
Be ready to carry everything around on your day trip in style with this Lululemon City Adventurer Backpack. This backpack seems like its definitely a fashion-forward alternative to your typical backpack and it also comes in a variety of colors which is always a bonus. Plus a trusted brand like Lululemon is sure to put out a great backpack that you will have for many years to come.
3. Jansport Campus Backpack:
Ah, the old tried and true backpack. I feel like for a lot of people this was their OG backpack that they started using for highschool, college, and even as a carry-on. I definitely get a strong feeling of nostalgia even when just looking at these backpacks. If this backpack is able to stand the test of time and so many different types of functions then why wouldn’t you have one in your closet?
4. Patagonia Backpack:
Now, this backpack is for those days where you really need to hold everything. It is so spacious and would be great to be used as a school bag or even a gym bag. Not to mention Patagonia is a super sought after brand right now for college students. I see it all over campus and incorporated into various personal styles, so no matter what typical aesthetic you prefer you’ll definitely look great with this backpack.
5. Northface Jester Backpack:
This bag will hold all of your textbooks, your laptop, sneakers, hydro flask, and everyday essentials and you will still always look amazing and preppy while lugging all of those things on your back. It is a classic school bag for numerous reasons with just a few being its spaciousness, dependability, and appearance. Northface is a brand that’s widely known for its outerwear, so you can count on this bag to be durable and help keep your things dry.
6. The Backpack by Away:
Made by the luggage company that was trying to reinvent the carry-on with charging ports and a more spacious interior, comes this backpack that can act as a carry-on on its own. The Backpack by Away is a compact and stylish alternative for heavy carry-ons if you are just going on a short trip. This backpack is so pristine that it could also be used as a work bag if you’re someone who often walks to work or has long days.
7. Adidas Street Toploader Backpack:
When I said there are days where we all need to carry everything, this bag is precisely what I was thinking of in terms of a bag that would be up to that task. This bag is definitely for someone who has a bunch of stops they need to make in their long day and it would be best for them to have a bag that is up to that task. It’s sleek, stylish, neutral and huge. What more could you ask for in a backpack?
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8. Fjallraven Classic Kanken Backpack:
For a bag that is everywhere on Instagram and Pinterest, go for the Fjallraven Classic Kanken Backpack. It’s shaped like a rectangle and kind of mimics a suitcase or carry-on that you can fit on your back. So it’d be perfect for hikers, foot travelers, people who don’t want to check a lot of luggage, college students, and basically anyone who needs to carry anything. This backpack was made for travel and carrying heavy things so it is sure to be up to the “I need to fit everything in here” task. Plus, this bag comes in tons of colors so you’re sure to find a hue that works perfectly for you, your style, and your Instagram pictures. Now, go snap some great photos!
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9. CalPak Kaya Laptop Backpack:
If you are looking for a bag that is sure to step up your style game no matter what outfit you’re wearing, yet still be able to hold everything you need for your busy day then look no further than this amazing backpack. It looks refined enough for the office, has a laptop compartment, and is made by an amazing luggage company. So, you can also be confident that it will hold up through whatever travel you decide to throw its way. It comes in a bunch of colors of different vegan leather and is designed to be functional and keep all of your important belongings right within easy reach. It sounds like the perfect backpack for any occasion to me.