In the world of backpacks there are so many different styles and choices that it can seem a little overwhelming.
The current styles of backpacks are really lending themselves to a lot of self expression and creative designs.
The price tags for these brands vary widely from $24- $190. The $24 backpacks will hold up just as well for day to day use as the $190 backpacks. For the more expensive backpacks, you are usually paying a lot more so they can withstand extreme elements better. This is not really necessary if you are just using the backpack for school.
Do yourself a favor, and never buy a ‘cheap’ backpack. I did this once, and the zipper broke and I cut my finger. It was definitely not worth the money I ‘saved’ by buying that backpack.
While some of these backpack brands are much cheaper than others, none of them are ‘cheap’ bags. They will stand the test of time, and won’t fall apart on you.
Jan Sport is world famous for having backpacks that last. They are everywhere, and they take their quality very seriously. They have released some very cute and creative styles recently, and there is a bag for every personality.
High Sierra is a family owned company who have the same quality as Jan Sport, but sport a lower price tag. The lower price tag does not mean they have skimped on quality in any way. Their cute styles are gaining popularity around the world.
Eastpak is a great backpack. I have had one for years, and it looks as good as it did years ago. Compared to the other brands, the styles for Eastpak seem a little stale. But the staleness of the styles, can lend itself to a backpack that will stand the test of time a little better.
Northface is THE backpack if you need a backpack that will hold up against extreme elements. They are a bit pricey, and they are designed more for outdoor sports than for school. I saw this brand everywhere when I went to CU Boulder.
If you want a backpack that you can ski down a mountain with, this will probably be your first choice.
Dakine is everywhere in the city, and their cute styles really stand out. This is what the cool kids are wearing. Whenever I see them, I always think what a cute bag. And for some reason, they always seem to match the style perfectly with whoever is wearing them. This bag is a bag with a fashion statement, and is hitting campuses with a vengeance.