Man Backpack for Law School?

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby FantasticMrFox » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:16 pm


Mmhm I like that one

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby GreenWithNvy » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:12 pm

Got my Brain Bag in last week and it is awesome. Highly recommend it.

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby almightypush » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:28 pm

FantasticMrFox wrote:

Mmhm I like that one


i actually just picked up the newest model of that bag - and if you run out of space using that baby, you're carrying too much stuff.

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby ahduth » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:11 pm

Emma. wrote:Is this a flame, DF? There's literally 3 "What bag should I get?" threads on the homepage right now.

If not, I like my new Timbuk2 Command


I've had... some Timbuk2 messenger bag for literally ten years now. The thing is basically indestructible, and you can pack a ridiculous amount of shit in it.

Everyone I've talked to (particularly the hardcore bicyclist types), have nothing but praise for the Chrome bags though.

Neither of those are professional though, obviously. You're going to need to start looking at stuff like:

http://www.amazon.com/Cenzo-Italian-Lea ... 394&sr=1-3

That and some tan suits.

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby Bartlebee06 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:27 pm

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This!!!

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby tmon » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:52 pm

Too hipster?

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I like Crumpler stuff, but I'm worried this one might be a little small too, though I'm more than willing to use school lockers, so I guess that's not a big deal.

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby tyro » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:01 pm

I'm pretty happy with my Case Logic pack-pack. I think I bought it at Boston Store.

edit: here a pic of it

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby quixotical » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:41 pm

General question-- about how many cubic inches should your backpack be at a minimum? Is 1400 or 1500 cubic inches too small?

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby tmon » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:45 pm

quixotical wrote:General question-- about how many cubic inches should your backpack be at a minimum? Is 1400 or 1500 cubic inches too small?


Damn, I hope that's plenty. The bag I'm considering (above) is 763. Although, it may depend on whether it's a backpack or messenger. I feel like a backpack would typically have more cubic space, but maybe that's just an assumption I have no justification for...

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby quixotical » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:49 pm

tmon wrote:
quixotical wrote:General question-- about how many cubic inches should your backpack be at a minimum? Is 1400 or 1500 cubic inches too small?


Damn, I hope that's plenty. The bag I'm considering (above) is 763. Although, it may depend on whether it's a backpack or messenger. I feel like a backpack would typically have more cubic space, but maybe that's just an assumption I have no justification for...


I was looking at a women's Dakine bookbag and someone mentioned that ~1400 cubic inches is on the small side. The only women's backpacks I've been able to find significantly bigger are Northface, and I'm not crazy about their color schemes. I'm just trying to figure out about how big it really needs to be... and yes, I'm a woman insinuating bigger is better :lol:

Anyone know what size is best for laptop and law school books?

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby FantasticMrFox » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:52 pm

quixotical wrote:General question-- about how many cubic inches should your backpack be at a minimum? Is 1400 or 1500 cubic inches too small?
Some people (like me) carry around everything and my backpack always has to be spacious :P I guess your class schedule for each day will determine how much you will be carrying.

Oh, a good water bottle holder is important (my jansport backpack's pouch ripped :( I guess a nalgene was a bit too big)

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby quixotical » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:56 pm

FantasticMrFox wrote:
quixotical wrote:General question-- about how many cubic inches should your backpack be at a minimum? Is 1400 or 1500 cubic inches too small?
Some people (like me) carry around everything and my backpack always has to be spacious :P I guess your class schedule for each day will determine how much you will be carrying.

Oh, a good water bottle holder is important (my jansport backpack's pouch ripped :( I guess a nalgene was a bit too big)


I'm afraid I'm a stereotypical girl in that I have no conception of how big or small 1500 cubic inches is :( I am a very bad judge of that sort of thing. Assuming I need to carry my laptop and the average number of law books students carry a day, what is the minimum volume I should be looking at?

ETA: Thanks for the water bottle tip!

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby tmon » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:07 pm

FantasticMrFox wrote:
quixotical wrote:General question-- about how many cubic inches should your backpack be at a minimum? Is 1400 or 1500 cubic inches too small?
Some people (like me) carry around everything and my backpack always has to be spacious :P I guess your class schedule for each day will determine how much you will be carrying.

Oh, a good water bottle holder is important (my jansport backpack's pouch ripped :( I guess a nalgene was a bit too big)


Sorry if this was already addressed, but how many books do you generally keep in your bag? For someone who's fine going to and from a locker (assuming it's a reasonably convenient) do you think the one I listed above could work? The dimensions are:

Width: 39 cm / 15.35 inches
Height: 27.5 cm / 10.8 inches
Depth: 21 cm / 8.26 inches
Volume: 12.5 L / 763 cubic inches

Interestingly, the description on the product page says it has a 14 liter main compartment, and it looks like there's a secondary compartment as well...

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby FantasticMrFox » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:25 pm

I am going to say that 1500 is enough
According to JanSport, 1300-1750 should fit 2-3 textbooks, paperback books, a large binder, 2-3 spiral notebooks and some other items. With a laptop, you should be able to fit just about the same unless the books are abnormally thick. I couldn't find the exact backpack that I use now to figure out the capacity... :? (I can fit in just about everything I need so I assume it's around 2000, if not more)

A 13 inch MBP and the three LSAT bibles (1250 pages total, approx) together makes up around 470 cubic inches; however, many laptop backpacks have its separate laptop pouch (often with a cushion, making the books jut out) so to fit all four items, it'd actually be over 470 cubic inches

(Just had to kill a HUGE roach--that is one thing I detest and am scared of--it started flying as soon as it crawled into my room under the door :shock:)

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby Ele » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:51 am

I have always liked Hartman. Just not sure if any of these are "right."
Thoughts?

http://www.hartmann.com/shop/products-type-Backpacks-collection-all&filterString=Backpacks&sort=LowHi

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby bigjinjapan » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:55 am

Naked Dude wrote:When I was about to start undergrad, my father gave me his old North Face Borealis to replace my crappy Jansport. It was 2-3 years old when I got it, and he had used it for travel and when he went hiking. I used it all 4 years throughout undergrad. Kept my stuff dry through rain, sleet and snow. For four years. Stuffed and overstuffed it, carried my laptop in it, never had a single tear or busted zipper. One hell of a bag. I wouldn't even consider getting a non-North Face replacement for it. The bag I have will set you back around $80 (though if you're an intelligent deal shopper you can find it for 10 or even 20 bucks less than the NF website price). Worth every penny. It's not really "expensive" if it takes years of abuse. I'm considering buying a new Borealis for law school this fall, but my old one is still perfectly fine. I abuse the hell out of it too. I think I'll hold onto it.

If I replace it I'll probably get a larger, quasi-hiking pack to accommodate casebooks and stuff like the Box Shot. When I'm traveling (plane, car, bus), it doubles as a weekend bag, so I could use the extra space to fit books and clothes should it be necessary.


Unfortunately I feel like TNF quality has really declined over the past decade or so. Their stuff used to be bombproof but these days most of their mass-market stuff is pretty chintzy. Also, I've been pretty wary of it since the time I was in Cambodia and they were hawking legit TNF bags out of stores for pennies on the dollar: a guy told us they run the plants over quota and sell off the excess.

FWIW I'm planning on using the same compartmented tote-style bag I've had for the last couple years. Lots of space, laptop sleeve down the middle and pockets on the outside for water bottle and travel mug.

http://www.yoshidakaban.com/product/101 ... p_lisort=1

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby zonto » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:50 pm

Here's a good deal on an all-leather, Kenneth Cole messenger bag: Kenneth Cole Boxer Leather Flap Messenger

Was $160, now $149.98. 50% off when you add to cart. $4.00 shipping. EDIT: Use code WELCOME10 to save another $7 or so. $71.49 shipped for me.

Not a bad deal at all for something that would look significantly more professional for interviews and when you're working. I plan on using one of these for church, interviews, business trips, and sporting a Swissgear Wengar LEGACY pack for school.

EDIT2: Response from Kenneth Cole about more bag details:
The dimensions of our Kenneth Cole New York Boxer Leather Flap Messenger bag (Style # 524535) are as follows:

16 ½” L x 12” H x 4 ½” W

Additionally when empty, this bag weighs 4lbs.

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby zonto » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:05 pm

Targus Crave 16" Laptop Backpack is $30 with free shipping at buy.com.

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby lisjjen » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:47 am

In this search, I've found that San Francisco is the handmade bag capitol of the USA.

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby davidjohnson » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:36 am

Nice bag. The newest model of this bag has come to market. If you like this bag, go and pick up the new model.

What do you think of Jansport Backpacks (LinkRemoved)? I am looking to get one. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby SarahKerrigan » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:32 pm

I'm not sure where to find them anymore, but if you can find a bag by clive, i would get one of those, they come with a lifetime warranty, but you wont need it because they last forever. i have had mine for about 9-10 years and i'm still taking it with me to school. i find it at a skateboard shop near where i live, so make checkout skateboard shops for them.

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:44 pm

davidjohnson wrote:Nice bag. The newest model of this bag has come to market. If you like this bag, go and pick up the new model.

What do you think of Jansport Backpacks (LinkRemoved)? I am looking to get one. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Jansport backpacks are excellent for carrying your social studies texbook home from 5th grade. (I'd be surprised if one lasted a whole year carring large books and a laptop.)

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Re: Man Backpack for Law School?

Postby FantasticMrFox » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:55 pm

davidjohnson wrote:Nice bag. The newest model of this bag has come to market. If you like this bag, go and pick up the new model.

What do you think of Jansport Backpacks (LinkRemoved)? I am looking to get one. Any suggestions are appreciated.

dug this two months+ thread up 7 minutes after starting your account :lol:
I for some reason used to only get Jansport in high school and had to get a new one every year...maybe I was just bad at "taking care" of my backpacks but one or two things always broke or ripped.

Why not try another brand? I use my school backpacks for hiking/trips as well hence why I like packs with numerous pouches, etc so I am partial to Northface but I guess it all depends on your preferences but seeing you were thinking of Jansport, I think NF would be a good place to start your search.




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