[Quality Over Quantity] Street Backpacks that Stand Out
Backpacks. Just the word ‘backpack’ used to make my skin crawl. I would instantly think about going back to school, making sure I had my books and hoping I didn’t leave my study guide for that big test behind. Fortunately, I’m an adult who’s been out of school for a while and during that time, I’ve learned that backpacks are not just for carrying around your homework anymore.
City living is definitely an up and coming lifestyle. In fact, if you don’t carry a backpack on the city streets, then you probably haven’t lived in the city very long, since almost everyone carries one. Why? Because everybody walks! Whether that is to work, a meeting or to get a simple coffee with friends. Walking from place to place is the ideal way to get around the city. It’s a bit unheard of if you take a taxi everywhere you go, and making sure your valuables are safe with you at all times is one thing everyone wants to feel reassured by. Having it on your back makes it even more reassuring. Taking everything but the kitchen sink with you is the new norm, and your crossbody simply won’t do the trick if you want to bring your laptop to that business meeting.
Although backpacks are incredibly functionable, there’s the dilemma of finding a backpack that is stylish too. I sure had a hard time finding a backpack that was functionable, durable and fashionable. Colors were limited and there was not much diversity in styles. I would always get the same one which was always a basic bore. Black, with a zipper in the front and it always looked like everyone else's’.
However, there are some awesome brands out there today like Fusion and Artsac that offer some unique backpacks that will totally stand out on the streets. These brands have many practical, durable and superior backpacks to choose from, and can be had at prices that won't break the bank like Herschel or The North Face! Here are three of my personal favorites:
Silver Bar Backpack
Fusion has some pretty cool backpacks including this metallic silver quilted backpack! While all of your friends are bringing their expensive purses and clutches to go out, you will be the one getting all the compliments. Stylish and unique, I guarantee that you will be taking this backpack with you for a night out with your girlfriends. Especially if you are going to a concert or festival, this is backpack is certainly ideal if you dread carrying a purse on your shoulder throughout the night. It certainly does not look like an ordinary backpack! It looks even better.
Constructed of metallic vinyl with quality quilted tailoring
Padded quilting is on trend & aids in protecting bag’s contents
Dual external pockets finished with fully lined zippers for functional security
Interior of backpack is padded & suitable to carry a 17” laptop
Contrasting vertical zipper on bag’s front & other appointments enhances the geometric design
Custom coordinating debossed patch on bags lower left front
Straps are fully adjustable for customized fit
Backpack measures: Height 36cm, Width 25cm, Depth 12cm
2. Indigo White
Remember when I mentioned taking everything but the kitchen sink with you? Well, this backpack describes that perfectly. Fusion knows who their target customers are and they definitely know how function meets fashion.
Protected and encased in eco-leather, this indigo white backpack offers high quality, structural support for your precious and valuable items; especially electronics. The vertical zipper in the front creates a geometric design that is far from the average backpack. Forget about bringing your briefcase to work and get yourself a mega upgrade with this bad boy.
Constructed of eco-leather with stylish structural shaping
Tech Bag styling is on trend & further aids in protecting bag’s contents
Highly contrasting black embellishments enhance the stylish dissonance
Vertical zipper on bag’s front enhances the subtle geometric design & is a convenient way of storing items with higher necessity
Backpack interior is padded & large enough for a 20’ laptop computer
Interior of backpack is accessed through a folded top, lined in rugged nylon, with dual-side, authoritative snap closure
Nylon cord detailing is finished with toggles & accented with silver grommets, adding metallic flair
Dimensional, contrasting patch on bags lower left front
Straps are fully adjustable for customized fit
Backpack measures: Height 16” unfolded/14” folded, Width 12.6”, Depth 8.7”
3. Small Front Pocket Backpack
If you enjoy the simple things in life, then this small front pocket backpack from Artsac is just for you! You many not want to carry a large and heavy backpack all the time, but keeping your valuables in your backpack has never been easier. Since it’s super light weight, you might even forget it’s there! You will, without a doubt, have some heads turning with this ultra sleek nylon pattern. This backpack is the best for the average on-the-go lifestyle or someone who has a minimalistic style approach. Who says backpacks can’t be functionable and fashionable?
Artsac rubberised patch logo
Zip top opening
Zip pockets on each side
Back zipped pocket
Zipped pocket on the front
Adjustable shoulder straps
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