Help me pick a backpack

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crumpetsandtea
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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby crumpetsandtea » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:54 am

Damn, that last one is almost 4 lbs on its own o_O do not want.


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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby crossarmant » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:38 pm

Psh... Backpacks are overrated
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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby 09042014 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:39 pm

I have a swiss army bag, and it's held up well.

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:49 pm

I got the North Face Surge (men's). It just barely fits my current 17" and should be very comfortable with the ~15" I'll be getting for school. I've had North Face packs for years and only one ever broke (one plastic buckle).

Don't get a Jansport. There's a good possibility it won't last the year if you're loading it up with books and computers.

http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc- ... rge_3.html

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby kaiser » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:51 pm

I've had the same Jansport bag since I was in high school and still use it in law school. Definitely a bit worn, but its lasted me about 9 years at this point, so I have to recommend it. No clue what the above poster is talking about. I load this thing up with a computer and multiple books every day. Shoulder straps are still as strong as the day I got the bag.

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:55 pm

kaiser wrote:I've had the same Jansport bag since I was in high school and still use it in law school. Definitely a bit worn, but its lasted me about 9 years at this point, so I have to recommend it. No clue what the above poster is talking about. I load this thing up with a computer and multiple books every day. Shoulder straps are still as strong as the day I got the bag.
The zippers on my Jansports always crapped out.

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby kaiser » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:58 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
kaiser wrote:I've had the same Jansport bag since I was in high school and still use it in law school. Definitely a bit worn, but its lasted me about 9 years at this point, so I have to recommend it. No clue what the above poster is talking about. I load this thing up with a computer and multiple books every day. Shoulder straps are still as strong as the day I got the bag.
The zippers on my Jansports always crapped out.


Well then I guess I must have gotten mine back when things were made to last (sort of feel like my grandpa saying that)

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:02 pm

kaiser wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
kaiser wrote:I've had the same Jansport bag since I was in high school and still use it in law school. Definitely a bit worn, but its lasted me about 9 years at this point, so I have to recommend it. No clue what the above poster is talking about. I load this thing up with a computer and multiple books every day. Shoulder straps are still as strong as the day I got the bag.
The zippers on my Jansports always crapped out.


Well then I guess I must have gotten mine back when things were made to last (sort of feel like my grandpa saying that)
Mid-90s? I used them in middle/high school, and I'm old. :P

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby FantasticMrFox » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:05 am

I second the anti-Jansport sentiment. The insides always never really last for me for some odd reason.

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:10 am

I got this one for use with my 17 inch laptop and I like it. Fits my laptop, enormous charger, and several casebooks comfortably. http://www.amazon.com/Targus-Backpack-D ... B0001EMM10

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby Map Cat » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:52 am

rinkrat19 wrote:I got the North Face Surge (men's). It just barely fits my current 17" and should be very comfortable with the ~15" I'll be getting for school. I've had North Face packs for years and only one ever broke (one plastic buckle).


I second your North Face praise. Carried the same one (Vault--the basic one) through five years of undergrad with no issues at all--not even a worn strap or broken buckle. I'll be using TNF for as long as I can get away with carrying a backpack.

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby laxbrah420 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:55 am

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why did these go out of style

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby monkey85 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:59 am

No wheels. No good.

Wheelie bag FTW. /thread.

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby splitsplat » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:11 pm

Hijack question: How often do you guys see law students using messenger backs (like chromebags or timbuk2)?

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby franklyscarlet » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:20 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:Image
why did these go out of style


Still have my tie-die one from middle school and my bright pink one from high school. Awwwwyeah.jpg

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby laxbrah420 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:23 pm

Nice! Both monogrammed? Block or cursive, yo?

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby kennethellenparcell » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:25 pm

How about:

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On a more serious note: Kelty Reverb. I've had mine for four years and it's awesome!

http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/Kelty-Reverb-Ocean-Blue-Steel-Backpack/5797801/product.html

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby franklyscarlet » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:28 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:Nice! Both monogrammed? Block or cursive, yo?


Block in middle school, fancy cursive in high school. Because I was one classy 16 year old.

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:45 pm

laxbrah420 wrote:Image
why did these go out of style
I don't think they were ever in. At least not where I lived.

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby franklyscarlet » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:47 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:Image
why did these go out of style
I don't think they were ever in. At least not where I lived.


They were the shit in suburban Ohio.

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:48 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:Image
why did these go out of style
I don't think they were ever in. At least not where I lived.


They were the shit in suburban Ohio.
LL Bean isn't big out here, I guess. I did have several Eddie Bauer backpacks, however.

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Re: Help me pick a backpack

Postby crumpetsandtea » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:16 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:Image
why did these go out of style
I don't think they were ever in. At least not where I lived.

I don't even know what that is. Down here Jansport was the norm.




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