TJ21: Backpack Guide


It’s seriously amazing how popular backpacks have recently gotten over the past few years. What used to be seen as just a practical item for school goers or travelers has become quite the statement piece. The backpack has become designer and with that there are heaps of options out on the market to choose from; from the bold and daring to the innovative and sleek there is literally something for everyone.


1. AMI – The Urban Backpacker 

This backpack is a super scaled down version of the traditional backpacker’s backpack. I love how stylish yet practical this bag is. It’s big enough to carry what you would need for a quick weekend trip without being to bulky/weighing you down.

This AMI backpack is lightweight, cut from striped nylon and detailed with leather trim. The top flap secures with 2 buckles and lifts to an expandable top and a drawstring closure. Lined interior with a laptop sleeve and side zip access. 8 pockets and pouches on the exterior. Compression straps on the sides. Padded back, shoulder, and waist straps Fabric: Nylon. Weight: 43oz / 1.22kg. Made in Portugal. Measurements Height: 19.75in / 50cm Length: 11in / 28cm Depth: 7in / 18cm


2. MCM – The Statement Backpack

MCM has a knack for not being subtle when it comes to ANY of their designs. If you want that boom boom pow factor you’re going to need a backpack that’s embellished to the nine. You’ll definitely be turning heads with this number.

An MCM backpack in coated canvas, detailed with a logo print and an assortment of mixed-metal studs. The two-way top zip opens to a lined, 3-pocket interior with a padded laptop sleeve. Zip front pocket and pouch side pockets. Rolled handle and adjustable, padded shoulder straps. Dust bag included. Fabric: Coated canvas. Weight: 51oz / 1.45kg. Imported, Korea. Measurements Height: 16.25in / 41cm Length: 11.75in / 30cm Depth: 6in / 15cm


3. Master-Piece – The 3 in One

This backpack is designed for the gentleman that wants the best of both worlds.

This versatile Master-Piece backpack converts to a briefcase or can be carried from the top handle. Crafted in rugged Cordura® nylon, this bag houses 3 zippered compartments with a padded laptop sleeve, notched utility pockets, and a zip pocket. Padded, adjustable shoulder straps stow into the back sleeve. Suede trim. Fabric: Nylon weave. Weight: 25oz / 0.71kg. Imported, Japan. Measurements Height: 13.75in / 35cm Length: 17.75in / 45cm Depth: 5in / 13cm


4. Herschel Supply CO – Hipster Approved

This bag undeniably has that retro vibe/feel. However the tech details on this backpack make it perfect for the modern day bro on the go.

A classic Herschel Supply Co. backpack with colorblock panels. The zip front pouch stores smaller items and has a key clasp inside. The main compartment has a laptop sleeve and a small media pocket with a pass-through port for headphone wires. Padded shoulder straps and back. Lined. Fabric: Ballistic weave. Weight: 21oz / 0.6kg. Imported, China. Measurements Height: 18.5in / 47cm Length: 12in / 30.5cm Depth: 5.75in / 14.5cm


5. Jack Spade – The Minimalist

For a fresh look that’s not visually overwhelming I would recommend..

A sleek Jack Spade backpack, constructed from rugged Cordura® nylon. The main compartment zips open to a lined interior with 1 mesh pocket, 2 patch pockets, and a padded laptop sleeve. Organizer pockets in the front pouch. Padded back and adjustable shoulder straps. Fabric: Nylon weave. Weight: 43oz / 1.22kg. Imported, China. Measurements Height: 17.25in / 44cm Length: 11.75in / 30cm Depth: 6in / 15cm


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