Backpack brands, which do you prefer?

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There's plenty of choice for backpacks suitable for school/uni/work, like:

-Herschel
-Fjallraven Kanken
-Vans
-Hype
-JanSport
-Kipling
-Eastpak

Out of so much choice, I was wondering what brands people here like, or if there's anything you despise.
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Eastpak are good. They have a 30 year warranty.
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(Original post by Whatsmyusername)
There's plenty of choice for backpacks suitable for school/uni/work, like:

-Herschel
-Fjallraven Kanken
-Vans
-Hype
-JanSport
-Kipling

Out of so much choice, I was wondering what brands people here like, or if there's anything you despise.
Swissgear are excellent - can't fault them.
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Eastpak are good. They have a 30 year warranty.
Ah I forgot about that one. Added that to the list.

(Original post by Reality Check)
Swissgear are excellent - can't fault them.
Swissgear has more of a travel/luggage design instead of for a student. They're pretty big.
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(Original post by Whatsmyusername)
Swissgear has more of a travel/luggage design instead of for a student. They're pretty big.
I wouldn't have said they were a 'luggage' design: there are plenty of designs for the needs of students, although some of them are big. It depends what you're after. mnot is a bit of a fan of them, if I remember correctly, as am I.
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I wouldn't have said they were a 'luggage' design: there are plenty of designs for the needs of students, although some of them are big. It depends what you're after. mnot is a bit of a fan of them, if I remember correctly, as am I.
Yes I like the swissgear stuff quality build & usability, although I personally use sosoon bag (similar idea just a bit cheaper as the brand is less well known).

The bag I took to uni & now use as a researcher is not a wardrobe accessory, function is the priority. I really like the fact they are comfortable, ergonomic on your shoulders; I can fit a laptop, notepad, lunch & a jacket in it yet they still are reasonably compact when not fully filled.

That said students love to drop a £100 on a kanken bag that can barely hold more than a pencil case.
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Regatta - because I'm not a slave to brands
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Yes I like the swissgear stuff quality build & usability, although I personally use sosoon bag (similar idea just a bit cheaper as the brand is less well known).

The bag I took to uni & now use as a researcher is not a wardrobe accessory, function is the priority. I really like the fact they are comfortable, ergonomic on your shoulders; I can fit a laptop, notepad, lunch & a jacket in it yet they still are reasonably compact when not fully filled.

That said students love to drop a £100 on a kanken bag that can barely hold more than a pencil case.
Thanks for that link, mnot. They look very good
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I'm a fan of Lefrik - all of their bags are made of recycled plastic bottles so that's awesome!! It's lasted me many a year of carrying round heavy school books and the like.
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Thanks for that link, mnot. They look very good
I decided to get one after seeing 4.5 stars with 5000+ reviews, very happy with mine. The only annoying thing was the metal zips knocking each other when walking briskly but i used some electrical tape to stop the jingling and have had the bag for like 3+ years and would recommend it.
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absolutely not hype, horrible brand/design of bags. my kanken has lasted me a long time and my vans bag is spacious but is kinda flappy
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Never owned a backpack in my life. Don't carry anything that can't fit into a pocket.
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