7 startups making cool backpacks for adults - from $40 basics to $900 splurges
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- Backpacks usually tend towards pure style or pure practicality. The perfect one balances both.
- We found seven online startups making stylish backpacks that can also keep up with your busy daily lives and travels.
- From under-$100 styles to over-$700 splurges, these backpacks will remind you of the excitement of back-to-school shopping, but with a new, sophisticated twist.
Backpacks have been an extension of our styles and personalities since our grade school days. Shopping for a new backpack before the start of school was one of the highlights of the summer, and if your friend got lost in the sea of students as the bell rang, it was easy to relocate them based on their patterned Jansport or Eastpak (and the bundle of keychains clinging onto the zippers).
We haven't outgrown the practicality of the humble backpack, but we have since developed a taste for elevated style. Several online startups are making cool, stylish backpacks that won't be mistaken for the ones your 10-year-old niece is wearing.
These backpacks are unmistakably made for adults, people who need to comfortably and efficiently carry the essentials of their busy lives with them but would also appreciate if the bag matched their stylish outfit.
They're made from premium materials like leather (both real and vegan), neoprene, and canvas, and they're thoughtfully designed to consider the needs of the modern commuter and traveler. As such, they tend to cost around $100 or more. Unlike your grade school backpacks, however, you won't be throwing these out every year, and you won't want to.
Shop stylish backpacks from seven cool online startups below, and don't forget to check out our guide to the best backpacks you can buy:
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