zeth006 wrote:daesonesb wrote:zeth006 wrote:daesonesb wrote:Yeah. Backpacks are far from "conformist." They are a practical way of carrying lots of shit around. Especially if you are walking to school.
Rolling bags are shitty in outside situations. They suck to lug up hills and stairs and they get grit in the bearings. Messenger bags will wear out your shoulder and back, but look "hip." I'd say they are only a go if you have a car to drive and therefore a short walk. Breifcases look good with suits, but seem a bit formal for class. I guess if you are the type to wear loafers and oxfords to class, you could pull one off. But.. you then have the problem of how do you fit three 1,000 page casebooks into a briefcase and not smoosh the sandwich you brought for lunch.
Unless you carry a briefcase with a lunchbox... but then you are just gonna look like a pedophile.
So, I think the best course of action is to stick with a decent sized, padded backpack. If you walk or bike, get one with a waist strap on it. Trust me there, your back will thank you, and you can just unstrap it when you get to school if you dont like the "urban hiker" look.
Can you recommend a great padded backpack with a waist strap? Swiss's recent backpacks no longer seem to have waist straps and the quality of their zippers has gone down the drain.
I like it in black. It's spendy, but comfortable as hell.
I'd wear mine next year, but as I showed, the pattern is alittle too crazy for school (I don't want to be known for my crazy patterned backpack).
That one it? $70 seems to be roughly the going price for decent backpacks.
I was checking this one http://www.tactics.com/dakine/heli-pro-dlx-20l-backpack/black
But they seem roughly similar.
Only downside is there isn't a laptop pocket. There are also larger backpacks out there, but this one is plenty big for me.
I carry my laptop and books in it just fine.