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Before a curator fills a gallery with works of art, they must scrutinize those works with a studied eye. Is it good enough? Does it have value? Can it become a classic? Our approach to getting the very best backpack onto your back is exactly the same.

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Down to the last detail

The telltale signs of superior craftsmanship have been, and forever will be, found in the little things that make the big things shine. We scrutinize every pocket, every yard of material on down to the quality of the zippers and the integrity of the stitching before any bag is even considered for our collection. Obsessive? You bet.

Aesthetics

The bag must be artful and contemporary with an eye-catching silhouette and complimentary features.

Materials

We insist on durability, resistance to the elements and the ability to perform to our expectations.

Zippers

We make sure the zippers are top quality and the correct size. Poor quality zippers are known to jam when undersized and they can also compromise the overall strength of the bag.

Suspension System

We take great care to make sure the shoulder straps, back panel and any other auxiliary straps are able to deliver the appropriate strength, comfort and fit for their intended purpose.

Compartment Design

We check to ensure that pockets, laptop sleeves, etc. are adequately sized according to specs as well as placed for proper weight balance and accessibility.

Organization

Depending on the application, a good bag should offer ample places to store your belongings in a very logical and orderly fashion.

Protection

We prefer bags that perform more than storage duties with sufficient padding in places that can be especially vulnerable.

Finishing Detail

We have an eye for things like specialized trim, gusseting, grommets, decorative logo plates and all the things that accentuate a fine bag.

We love our brands

We can tell the brands that bring the goods from the pretenders. From New York to San Francisco and everywhere across the world, we find the most driven and most dedicated artisans in this business to bring you exceptional quality and design with every bag we ship.

Before we align ourselves with a brand, they must meet three defining criteria.

Brand Quality
Quality

We make sure that the bags we’re looking for meet the highest manufacturing standards in durability, functionality and construction. There will be no cutting of corners or compromising of any sort. We’re not selling you a bag we wouldn’t buy ourselves.

Brand Style
Style

We look for bags with tons of personality and ones that make a statement full of character and flair. Our collection is big on diversity: Traditional everyday drivers, sophisticated travel-oriented daypacks, innovative messenger bags and tech-savvy designer bags to name a few.

Brand Passion
Passion

In backpacks, as in all things, the difference between ‘meh’ and ‘wow’ is whether or not it was made with love. We have combed through countless bags and brands searching for the ones that demonstrate a desire to be that trusted friend for wherever your day takes you.

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Cool Backpacks: Packs with Unique Style for Summer
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by  Dima Vitanova

Cool Backpacks: Packs with Unique Style for Summer

June 23, 2017

Individuality is perpetually fashionable. In a time when we have more options than ever to express our uniqueness, any tiny items we pick becomes a well-thought cue to our preferences. From our homes to our cars to our clothes, our possessions are intimate expressions of your personalities.

When it comes to garments, though, we have an unprecedented liberty to bear our style, no matter whether it is bare essentials or head-to-toe unconventionality. Often, accessories make or break a look, and there is no better extension of who we are than backpacks. Complements to our outfits, packs carry not only our flair but also our world. From phones to laptops to work documents to school books to gym shoes, bags schlep around our most coveted and needed belongings. As crucial as their contents, packs today have turned into fashion statements in their own right.

If you are ever more thoughtful about how packs fit into the rudiments of your wardrobe, consider these rucks whose cool vibe creates a head-turning effect.

For Smart Businessmen

Briefcases might be outdated, but their sleek outlines remain a strong fashion reference. The Knomo Hudson is an example. The 10-liter, rectangular bag, equipped with padded straps and a top grab handle, exudes a vintage sophistication that is clothed in full-grain leather. A clever press-lock buckle system secures the top flap, which gives this exceptional creation a luxurious professional finish.

For Vogue Lovers

Pack maker Philo knows how to couple fashion and function. Its black cocoon convertible pack is a testament. Edgy and bold, this mixed-media bag features a 3-liter body, draped in soft, pebbled leather from outside and in mole suede from inside. The convertible strap allows for several carry modes – as a backpack, cross-body bag or shoulder bag. No matter how you choose to wear this bag, its compact, curved structure is to befit a fashion-forward ensemble.

For Stand-Out Students

School, a place where it is often difficult to stand out and yet almost everyone wants to do just that. With Timbuk2 Tuck Pack, however, piquing attention becomes easy. With a rugged aesthetic that comes in three different hues, this bag strikes with its atypical body. Two open pockets pointedly jut to the sides, while a roll-over flap buckles up at the top. It is a retro and reliable back – the front zipper and badge reflect light to ensure a secure night commute.

For Modern Travelers

Travel might be wearing, but that does not mean it has to be deprived of class. Arcteryx Carrier Duffle delivers a dash of style, together with high durability and protection. With a burly construction, stripped out of outside compartments, the bag is rendered out of ripstop fabric with taped seams that prevent leakage and provide extraordinary resistance. A storm flap, stored in a zipped pouch, shields from inclement weather. With its simple yet functional design, this duffle pack makes for a modern travel companion.

For Cool Urbanites

Trounce through the city’s bustle with Mystery Ranch Urban Assault pack. Built out of highly durable 500D Cordura this bag can withstand any hectic day, and it has a design to show it. With an elongated, tube-like body, held shut with a Y-shaped zip, the pack lends its intuitive construction not only to a fast-paced lifestyle but also to spiffy urbanity....

JanSport Design and Disney Magic Define the Brands’ First Joint Backpack Collection
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by  Dima Vitanova

JanSport Design and Disney Magic Define the Brands’ First Joint Backpack Collection

June 16, 2017

Whether on the big screen or at one of its theme parks, Disney spells magic, a stream of wonder into the everyday. Millions of Disney fans can now carry this charm of endless possibilities with their favorite JanSport backpack.

The bag maker and Disney have just revealed a joint collection of backpacks. The bags are some of the most coveted designs of JanSport, while their fabrics flaunt some of the most famed Disney characters, Mickey Mouse, Minnie and the gang. Whether you fancy Mickey or love Minnie or like Goofy, you can take them on your daily routine, to the classroom, the park or on a short escapade.

Under the sheen of Disney lie classic JanSport backpacks with roomy main compartments and front pockets that have enough space for a day’s worth of essentials – be it textbooks or a light change of clothes.

For Mickey’s Fans

With his quick wit and huge ears, Mickey has entertained generations through their childhoods. It is no coincidence that some of JanSport’s most sought-after backpacks got an upgrade of his likeness – be it stylishly abstract or vividly expressive.

The Jansport Stealth Mickey Right Pack SE and Stealth Mickey Jansport Disney Hatchet SE, for instance, are draped in a highly geometric pattern of Mickey’s face, while the JanSport Disney Mickey Sketch SuperBreak and JanSport Disney Mickey Sketch Hatchet are covered in a slew of gray-and-black renditions of Mickey. On some, his huge eyes peer in bewilderment, on others his lips stretch in an ear-to-ear smile and yet on others, his face freezes in deep thought. Lively in gray, on a gray background, Mickey also graces JanSport Disney Burrito - Grey Rabbit Mickey Sketch, which is a cute and convenient roll-over pen accessory.

While these five items hint at the free spirit of the popular mouse, it is the JanSport Disney High Stakes - Tropical Mickey that truly reveals Mickey’s hunger for adventure. The inky durable fabric of the backpack boasts a painting-style portrait of Mickey, cheekily sticking out his tongue in a tropical jungle.

The Jansport Disney Right Pack Expressions - Mickey Floral catches Mickey in another floral escapade with blossoms flanking his darkened silhouette. It is a concept more stylized and delicate than many would associate with Mickey. Yet, its draw is hard to resist.

For Minnie’s Admirers

Coquettish and adorable, Minnie is Mickey’s better half, making for some of the loveliest backpacks in the collection. Blooming in Minnie’s endearing mien are Jansport Disney SuperBreak - Blooming Minnie and its miniature version, Jansport Disney Lil Break - Blooming Minnie. Their creamy exteriors buzz with delicate prints of Minnie smiling widely next to clusters of pink, yellow and red flowers. Another bag that carries Minnie’s captivating character is the Jansport Disney High Stakes - Super Cute Minnie. The baby pink cotton canvas provides a contrasting background for an all-black rendition of Minnie strutting toward her bike. Although the design features a no-detail image of Minnie, her girly prance gives away her cheer.

Peppy and upbeat, Minnie can also be quite the fashionista who appreciates some pamper. This opulence-loving side of Minnie comes oozing from the Jansport Disney Right Pack Expressions - Luxe Minnie and its mini-me Jansport Disney Right Pouch - Luxe Minnie. Both models feature a premium beige cotton canvas that is dotted with tanned spots in the shape of Minnie’s head and preened with a miniature bow. Boasting a similar pattern is the Jansport Disney Super FX - Minnie White Bow Dot. Rendered in classic black and white, this bag is covered in black stamps of Minnie’s head, alongside patches of polka dots and geometric lines.

For Gang Followers

If you are a fan of Mickey’s and Minnie’s romance, then an iteration of the Jansport Disney SuperBreak - Gang Dot, stenciled with the two love mice, will catch your attention. The bag features black-and-white scenes of Mickey’s and Minnie’s stroll through a park. To accentuate their infatuation, Mickey’s shorts and Minnie’s bow and stilettos pop up with a flaring red shade.

The whole gang joins Minnie and Mickey on the intense blue canvas of another SuperBreak design. Flaunting tiny dots of Donald, Goofy, Daisy Duck, Minnie and Mickey, this bag pays homage to the whole Mickey Mouse crew that made the cartoon an enjoyable and educational experience for scores of kids and even adults around the world.

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