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    Backpack suggestions for College Student



    Now I'm not looking for Jansport or Northface backpacks, I would like something a bit more modern, yet timeless at the same time. Not necessarily too sporty either. I'm hoping to spend no more than $150


    Thank you


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    I see people using leather knapsacks a lot and I dig it. I don't know where to get a good one though.


    I use messenger bags. My rotation is one BR canvas bag (probably ~$100) and a thrifted leather messenger from an unknown brand.

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      Check out the Fjällräven line of classic backpacks at various retailers. J. Crew kids has some as well as http://www.hhv.de/index.php?rid=240514&cid=1122211693&action=changeL anguage&lang=en


      Herschel is also very understated http://www.utilityboardsupply.com/He...%20%20%20BLACK

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        Wow, that Herschel bag is nice. I've never seen it in that color.

        Thank you

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          I just started college and didn't want a lame backpack either! I went with this one from J. Crew and I am thinking about getting another because I love it so much:


          http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/accessories/bags/PRDOVR~51650/51650.jsp


          It is somewhat darker in real life, but looks great. The wax treatment on the cotton has stopped me from worrying in the rain because the rain falls right off of it. I have gotten compliments on it. I love it.


          I looked for leather, but I ended up loving canvas looking bags more. This was my runner-up:


          http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/49400?feat=507318-GN2


          Good Luck!

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            @Cannon Honestly, those bags always looked too much of a joke to me. They remind me of Indiana Jones lol. But thanks for your input, I appreciate it.

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              #7


              Duluth pack has a ton of backpack options. Made in the USA and have a lifetime warranty. This one is right at your budget and has a ton of options for color. http://duluthpack.com/school-campus/...ster-pack.html

              "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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                @AKang ...well you didn't need to say it looked like a joke after I told you I have been wearing it. Anyways, the only bag I would prefer over it is an out of production leather backpack by Belstaff from Ocean's Twelve:


                http://www.belstaff.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=78&Itemi d=391


                I liked these as well: http://www.ernestalexander.com/categories.php?category=Backpacks


                No hard feelings, but I still love mine. It doesn't look very Indiana Jones when you aren't dressed the part!

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                  Cannon, FWIW that's what I had in mind when I mentioned leather bags. :P (Didn't realize they were canvas, but I guess that makes more sense)

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                    @MagM Yeah, it is hard to get a reliable leather men's bag at a lower budget because mostly fine designers do the good ones. Canvas style ages well as they are based on classic go to bags for travelers. But leather was a good idea too if you can find them.

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                      #11


                      @Cannon lol sorry, I didn't mean to offend you in any way. I do like the ernest alexander bags but they seem a bit out of my price range.


                      I've decided to go with a Herschel backpack. Thanks for all your suggestions.

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                        @AKang No worries and best of luck getting use out of the bag!

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                          Big fan of the Archival Clothing Rucksack: <http://store.archivalclothing.com/products/rucksack>


                          Had it for six months now—it's built like a tank and has a great updated retro aesthetic. I often get asked where I got it from.


                          OK, it's more than $150. But it's a great investment and if you like the style and are willing to forgo the wax cotton, you can land one for $200 even: <http://store.archivalclothing.com/pr...duck-rucksack>

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