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What do cool kids' backpacks look like these days?

If you have kids between the ages of 7-12 (or know kids in that age range), do they use a backpack, and what sort of backpack do they use? If you could point me to images of similar backpacks online, that would be especially helpful. [more inside]
posted by cider on Aug 6, 2009 - 17 answers

What's the best way to carry all my stuff outside when I work out?

What's the best way to carry keys, water, mp3 player, and wallet when you're working out outside? Do you have a favorite fanny pack (how...not chic) or have you come up with some alternative arrangement? Would you please share? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on Jul 6, 2009 - 32 answers

WTB Bag of Holding +?? Help!

I'm searching for a new around campus backpack, but I have some very specific requirements - help me, hive mind you're my only hope! [more inside]
posted by strixus on Jun 8, 2009 - 24 answers

Searching for an attractive laptop/gym bag.

This public transit commuting young woman needs a bag that will fit her 15 inch Macbook Pro as well as gym clothes/sneakers. [more inside]
posted by metamush on Jun 1, 2009 - 21 answers

Backpack repair 101

One of the two straps on my backpack is literally (no, really, literally) hanging on by a thread. The strap itself, where it's detaching from the bottom of the bag, is very frayed. How can I reattach the strap to the backpack? Specs inside. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on May 18, 2009 - 11 answers

a backpack that won't warp or crumple paperbacks

I need a backpack that won't warp or crumple paperbacks. Cheap, plain, no frills. Should simply hold books in place and maybe a binder. I don't carry a laptop or any fancy accessories. Bonus if it doesn't make me (25 y/o grad student) look silly.
posted by limon on May 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Size matters. Seriously.

What size backpack do I need for a 17 day trip that will include four different flights, train trips & hostel/apartment stays? [more inside]
posted by eunoia on Mar 25, 2009 - 14 answers

Where to hike in March near Fresno for Snow and Fish

Where should we (Me +1) backpack next weekend (Mar 28/29) near Fresno, CA that has SNOW, WATER and FISH? [more inside]
posted by farmersckn on Mar 20, 2009 - 3 answers

Backpacking backpack suggestions

I'm in the market for a backpack. A backpacking backpack, that is. Uses will generally be 3 season backpacking for anywhere from a weekend to a week, at the most. My budget is 200-225. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Autarky on Mar 5, 2009 - 22 answers

Help me grab a bag

I would like to know a superior form of backpack. It should be primarily appropriate for day to day backpack and school usage but also useful for light travel use or light camping use. I am ~6'4", usually weigh about 185 pounds, and male. [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Feb 1, 2009 - 22 answers

organize my pack

Pen/small item organizer insert for backpack exterior pocket? [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez on Oct 6, 2008 - 4 answers

SeaTown Luggage Logistic

I'll be getting off the amtrak in Seattle on Thursday with a bicycle, a cumbersome backpack, and a laptop bag. Within an hour, I need to hit an appointment with a stock agency fairly near to the station. The only friend I know in Seattle is finishing up his term finals and can't pick me up - with car and roof rack - until later that evening. [more inside]
posted by pranalaxmi on Sep 17, 2008 - 8 answers

How to keep backpack drive in rain while biking?

Anyone have any good DYI ideas on how to keep your bag dry in the rain while biking? Some kind of plastic cover with elastic? [more inside]
posted by amedia on Sep 15, 2008 - 11 answers

Help be find a bag to buy for my girlfriend

She wants shoulder bag, but it needs to be cute, light and simple. [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Aug 1, 2008 - 21 answers

What to pack for one year?

How to pack for one year? [more inside]
posted by Flying Squirrel on Jul 22, 2008 - 17 answers

Which backpack fits my needs?

I'm looking for a travel backpack with removal daypack that is gadget friendly. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jun 27, 2008 - 3 answers

Mac desktop alternative to Backpack

Free or low-cost Mac alternative to 37Signals Backpack for storing personal information in? [more inside]
posted by dyslexictraveler on Jun 15, 2008 - 9 answers

Messenger bags versus backbacks?

Why do you prefer a messenger bag to a backpack / bookbag (or vice versa) for bicycle commuting? Should I get one? [more inside]
posted by whir on May 14, 2008 - 49 answers

Recommend a light, safe laptop bag

Help me choose a light laptop bag, comfortable to wear, with good protection for my 14" widescreen. [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on May 13, 2008 - 17 answers

What are some good backpacks for petites (women's)?

What are some good backpacks for petites (women's)? [more inside]
posted by jdruk on May 8, 2008 - 10 answers

Where should I go in the Philippines?

Where should I spend 12 days in the Philippines? [more inside]
posted by MostHolyPorcine on Apr 20, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me pack for southeast asia!

Help me pack for Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam for 2.5 weeks! [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on Apr 9, 2008 - 8 answers

Big packs for big guys.

Recommend a backpack for a big guy... [more inside]
posted by iamabot on Mar 20, 2008 - 16 answers

Shoppingfilter: new mum wants a posh leather backpack, is getting a bit neurotic about it

I used to have nice purses. Now I have a baby. I want a posh, probably leather, backpack to tote around for the next few years. [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Jan 16, 2008 - 9 answers

Traveling alone in Spain - how to meet other travelers, and how to book rooms and train/air tickets on the fly?

It's my first time traveling alone! I'm spending 10-11 days in Spain, and I need some advice. How to meet people to share the experience with? How to book accommodations and train/airline tickets on the fly? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Nov 18, 2007 - 29 answers

Myar! What satchel will it be?

What size of backpack should I get for a 6-8 month backpacking trip through Southeast Asia? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Nov 15, 2007 - 29 answers

Should I use a suitcase or backpack?

I'm leaving in a week for a 6-week trip through China. Should I bring a suitcase (with wheels or no?) or a backpack? [more inside]
posted by qslack on Jul 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Can I email an item to Google Notebook?

Is there a way to "email an item" to Google Notebook? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jul 9, 2007 - 1 answer

Maybe this is all just glorified procrastination.

I use GTD, and I am getting a bit tired of Entourage for my Mac (mainly the interface), and I am considering a web-based solution like Remember The Milk, Backpack, or Vitalist, or even built-in stuff like iCal and The problem is that I want it all to work with a Treo 650, so there is [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Jun 19, 2007 - 3 answers

How do you minimize the crap you bring to the gym?

Gym/Bag Lady filter: How do you minimize the crap you bring to the gym? [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb on Jun 7, 2007 - 26 answers

Wanted: Bookbag For Law School

Help me to find a bookbag for law school. [more inside]
posted by cribcage on May 1, 2007 - 33 answers

Need Backpack...or do I?

I'm doing a lot of traveling in the next month or so. I really need some advice on luggage. I'm thinking of foregoing the standard suitcase and go with the Backpack approach. Is this wise? [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on Apr 12, 2007 - 16 answers

Where can I find drawstring/gymsack bags with team logos?

Where can I find drawstring/gymsack bags with team logos? [more inside]
posted by hcastro on Apr 9, 2007 - 5 answers

How do I fix a nylon backpack zipper?

How do I fix a nylon backpack zipper? The zipper parts seem fine -- the zipper "pull" has just popped out of one side. This isn't like a jacket, where there is a way to completely separate the two sides, with a metal tab to aid in joining them. [more inside]
posted by catkins on Feb 16, 2007 - 9 answers

Zipper Disease

What is "zipper disease?" [more inside]
posted by killa62 on Jan 7, 2007 - 9 answers

Is it possible to be dressy AND wear a backpack?

How to carry stuff hands-free without a style disaster: What is the most stylishly understated (dressy, even) backpack bag for an urban guy in his 30s, long past the schoolboy days? Is it a lost cause? Am I only deserving of fashion-police arrest? Style Mission Impossible: If a backpack seller did product-placement in The Matrix, and you were the designer entrusted to make it not terrible, what would you do? Are there re-imagined backpacks out there, like say, straps with a cut reminiscent of an open vest? Any alternatives as practical, yet (unlike laptop satchels) not equally dorky? There is also [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Dec 6, 2006 - 26 answers

Web To-Do With Recurrence Based on Task Completion?

I'm looking for a web-based to-do-list manager, along the lines of 37Signals' Backpack, that allows its users to have a to-do task recur a certain amount of time after it's been checked off. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Dec 5, 2006 - 12 answers

What brand of backpack do the characters in LOST use?

What is the brand of backpack used by the actors in the US television drama "LOST"? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Jul 4, 2006 - 4 answers

Any Web 2.0 Calendars Sync with Outlook or Pocket PC?

Are there any web based calendars/task management programs that will sync with Outlook or straight to my Pocket PC? I got Sunbird syncing but after using it a while I switched back to Outlook, but I really like the idea of using something like Google Calendar, Backpack or iCommit when I'm at work or at school. I’ve thought about an exchange server account somewhere, but all the places I looked seemed to be pretty pricy for a student budget. Any suggestions?
posted by chrisWhite on Jun 28, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me make my dream bag.

What are the best, most useful, most ingenious backpack/messenger bag features you've ever seen? [more inside]
posted by Alison on May 26, 2006 - 22 answers

Handling to-dos with a tagging-based web app?

I'm looking for a web-based to-do application with a few very specific features, but, essentially, one that's almost a clone and is very much centralized not on categories, but on tags. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Feb 7, 2006 - 6 answers

Where to find a sleek laptop backpack?

Looking for a sleek and compact woman's laptop backpack for the 14" ibook. [more inside]
posted by crack on Dec 2, 2005 - 14 answers

Do I have an online stalker (or more than one)?

Weird Situation: Strange spamming technique, a case of mistaken identity, or something else entirely? You tell me. [more inside]
posted by geeky on Oct 24, 2005 - 9 answers

Guy seeks small, non-dorky backpack for Powerbook

BackpackFilter: I'm looking for a specific type of backpack. Small profile (shouldn't stick out more than about 6in, holds between 1000-1600 cubic in). Clean design (doesn't have a million straps and buckles hanging off). Doesn't look corporatey/consultantish. Rectangular is better than bulbous. [more inside]
posted by 4easypayments on Sep 1, 2005 - 19 answers

Short People Need Bags Too

BagFilter: Can anyone recommend a backpack for short people? I am short and most backpacks are too long for my torso. [more inside]
posted by moooshy on Jul 4, 2005 - 4 answers

Looking for a certain backpack

I'm looking for a certain military surplus backpack. [more inside]
posted by dial-tone on Jul 2, 2005 - 7 answers


My wife and I are starting to plan our 1 month+ trip to Europe for this upcoming summer and I was wondering if anybody could recommend a comfortable, compact, relatively inexpensive backpack. We are going to be packing pretty light, as we will only have one bag each, and it needs to be small enough for carry-on luggage.
posted by Hillman Cobs on Jan 14, 2005 - 21 answers

Is there such thing as a battery powered, heated backpack?

Is there such thing as a battery powered, heated backpack? (More Inside) [more inside]
posted by dflemingdotorg on Dec 2, 2004 - 8 answers

The pain, it continues

Backpacking with a bad back. [more inside]
posted by badstone on Jun 24, 2004 - 15 answers

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