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Stylish backpacks for women

I've decided I'm done carrying heavy purses and doing damage to my shoulders and back. But that means a backpack. However I'm a woman in my 30s who dresses nicely for work (and stylishly otherwise). Women who have found stylish backpacks, what are your recommendations? Price range up to $250ish, leather, tan/light brown. Thank you!!
posted by namemeansgazelle on Aug 6, 2016 - 28 answers

Where can I buy a couple hundred plain cost effective backpacks?

I need a couple hundred very plain backpacks at a good price, ethically made would be awesome. They have to be kid size, not be embarrassing or possibly gang affiliated, and comfortable hold food for a weekend. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Aug 3, 2015 - 11 answers

My kingdom for water bottle pockets!

I'm looking for the perfect bike commuting backpack. (Yes, I know, panniers rule and I have them, but trust me that a backpack is what I want right now.) It's astonishingly hard to find something that meets my two hard requirements: looks stylish (not like a school bookbag or a hiking pack) and has at least 1 external water bottle pocket. Any suggestions? Here's what I've already looked at: [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Jun 2, 2015 - 19 answers

Backpack for my mommmmmmyyyyyyy

I am looking to buy a backpack for my 58-year-old Mom for Mother's Day, so that she can comfortably and --more importantly-- stylishly carry her 13-inch macbook pro. My Mom is 5'1". [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on May 7, 2015 - 11 answers

Extra large backpack, rolling backpack or maybe just get a dolly

I'm looking for the right backpack situation for my child who has to carry a huge binder, books, lunch, a jacket and a trumpet to school. What is the best backpack solution for her? [more inside]
posted by biscuits on Sep 17, 2014 - 11 answers

Backpack = vulnerable to theft?

Are backpacks more vulnerable to theft than messenger bags? [more inside]
posted by facehugger on Apr 11, 2014 - 20 answers

Help me find a women's backpacking backpack!

Living in Minnesota for the past few years, I've finally taken an interest in camping. It's been real fun and I'd like to progress from car camping to backpacking. There are a lot of recommendations online for men's backpacks but not so much for women. [more inside]
posted by mlo on Jul 15, 2013 - 12 answers

A very light shoulder daypack for travel?

I'm looking for a small canvas bag ideal for packing beach supplies + camera, but not a trendy messenger bag, nor a backpack. [more inside]
posted by critzer on Jan 16, 2013 - 12 answers

What is the recommended portable mouse and laptop backpack for an x230?

What is the recommended portable mouse and laptop backpack/bag for a Lenovo x230? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Sep 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Way too much thinking about backpack morality

After almost a decade of hard work and loyalty, I have decided to retire my old hiking daypack. Today I went out and bought a new one, but can't decide whether or not to move the patches from the old one to the new one. [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Mar 28, 2012 - 18 answers

Help me find a giant commuting backpack!

Help me find a backpack for commuting use that can carry a ton of stuff and maybe isn't a rolltop. [more inside]
posted by rachelpapers on Oct 3, 2011 - 17 answers

I need a good backpack

I'm looking to get back into backpacking in a serious way, and right now I'm working on getting my gear together. I have reached the point where I want/need advice on a good backpack and have whittled the field down to three choices. So I need to choose wisely. [more inside]
posted by zombieApoc on May 6, 2010 - 20 answers

Now what am I going to spend my dividend on?

Help me find a new backpack! [more inside]
posted by fshgrl on Mar 24, 2010 - 3 answers

Recommendations for a small backpack with wheels?

Recommendations for a small backpack with wheels? [more inside]
posted by creepygirl on May 22, 2009 - 2 answers

Cool backpacks for kids?

I am looking for distinctive, cool, fun, yet functional backpacks for my kids. [more inside]
posted by SomePerlGeek on May 13, 2009 - 6 answers

What choices do I have for backpacks that are hard to steal from?

I'm looking for a new backpack for day hiking and travel. Since I've had stuff stolen from my backpack (while I was wearing it) before, I'm interested in the Crumpler Karachi Outpost / Whickey and Cox backpacks that open against the back. Are there other similar backpacks out there that are hard to steal from, using this or some other feature? Thanks.
posted by larkin123 on Mar 17, 2009 - 11 answers

Good place to try out various bags/backpacks in Chicago?

What's a good place to check out a wide variety of bags and backpacks in the Chicago area? I have three different bags from Timbuk2 that I ordered online over the past couple of years, but none are perfect; I need to try out my next bag-candidate in person.
posted by korpios on May 21, 2008 - 5 answers

Hunting the wild backpack!

Travelers: help me choose a sturdy, small backpack for long-term traveling. [more inside]
posted by soviet sleepover on Nov 15, 2006 - 16 answers

need a firm-backed back pack, jack.

Bags. I need a backpack with a firm-ish back. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Sep 19, 2006 - 8 answers

Oh the benefits to huge manatees!

I often have dreams where i'm floating above the ground... [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller on Apr 6, 2006 - 26 answers

Looking for a waterproof backpack

Do affordable and effective waterproof backpacks really exist? [more inside]
posted by intoxicate on Dec 3, 2005 - 16 answers

I need a new backpack

I need a new backpack. (My current one hurts my back and is covered in cat hair.) My new backpack goals are: (1) it should hold my computer comfortably (Powerbook G4), but (2) I don't want the boxy rectangular ones they sell at the Apple store; (3) I want something smart and sexy (perhaps in yellow?). Is this too much to ask? I'd also (4) like to be able to buy it online.
posted by adrober on Jan 16, 2005 - 16 answers

Bag for a Bad Back

I need some advice on a good bag for a bad back. I'm trying to find a high-volume weatherproof bag that I can use on my bike and on foot. What's the ergonomic word on backpacks vs. messenger bags? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jan 8, 2005 - 22 answers

Backpack recommendations?

Any recommendations for a comfortable, large-capcity backpack I can use to haul 30 lbs. of books and some clothes around the West Coast this summer? [more inside]
posted by josh on May 24, 2004 - 11 answers

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