August is almost here which means that back to school shopping is upon us. A backpack is a back to school “must have”, especially for those heading off to College. Finding that perfect backpack that is both functional and fashion forward can be a challenge. Here is a look at five fashionable and functional backpacks for back to school.
The North Face Recon – This Backpack is Tops for Quality and Durability
North Face offers a wide variety of backpacks that fit most every circumstance. College students need a backpack with high durability for everyday use and the North Face Recon ($89) fits the bill. This backpack is lightweight and durable and comes in a wide variety of colors. The backpack features one main zip pocket with a laptop sleeve that fits most 15″ laptops. The backpack also has a hydration port on the side, which in plain English is a fancy term for a place to keep your water bottle stashed. College students looking for a functional and durable backpack can’t go wrong with the North Face Recon.
JanSport Dissent – Trendy Backpack with Functionality
Ebags is a great site for finding the perfect backpack to suit your needs. The new Dissent backpack by JanSport is one of my favorites. This backpack ranks high in both functionality and style. The Dissent comes in two colors grey or black with turquoise accents. The backpack features on top loading main compartment with an internal sleeve, which will fit a 15″ laptop. There is also a deluxe organizer and four external zippered stash pockets for those essentials you want to keep right at hand. The JanSport Dissent is available for $60 on www.ebags.com.
Poppy Pop C Backpack by Coach – Ultimate Backpack for Fashionistas
The Poppy Pop C backpack by Coach receives a higher score for fashion than functionality. It may be a little small for university students, but with a bag as cute as this studying will be the last thing on your mind. The Poppy Pop backpack is made of canvas with leather trim and features two outside zip pockets. This may not be the most practical backpack but it is definitely one of the cutest backpacks for back to school.
Recycled Jute Rice Bag Backpack – Cute Eco-friendly Backpack
Eco-conscious girls will love this backpack made from recycled jute rice bags. This eco-friendly backpack features vibrant colors, is fully lined and has three practical outside pockets. The eco-friendly backpack is available for a super low price of $32.99 on Amazon.com.
Billabong Dissect Backpack – Roomy and Affordable Backpack
The Billabong Dissect Backpack is perfect for the studious co-ed. This large backpack will hold your laptop and other school essentials. The Billabong backpack features a top tricot lined sunglass compartment and two outside side zipper pockets. The backpack is available for $50 on www.swell.com.
Purchasing the right backpack to fit both your personal style and personal needs is essential. These five backpacks top our list for both practicality and style.