Our best backpacks for 2020

It’s that time of year again – time to get your back to school kit up to scratch. Backpacks, in our opinion, are the best place to start. Whether you need something sturdy and plain to match your uniform or something bold and loud to stash away your work laptop we have something to fit any budget or lifestyle.

1) Eastpak Padded Pak’r Backpack

Eastpak – Padded Pak’r Backpack – Camo | £38.95

The Padded Pak’r backpack is the most well-known shape for Eastpak but it’s been given an update with the camo print offering you a classic look with comfortable construction. There’s a roomy main compartment with some extra room for your other essentials. A solid backpack you can take with you anywhere. The best bit? You get a 30-year guarantee from Eastpak so you won’t be replacing in a hurry.

  • Height: 40cm, Width: 30cm, Depth: 18cm
  • Weight: 400g
  • Volume: 24 litres

Not a fan of the print? Check it out in black.

Eastpak Padded Sling’r Backpack – Black | £45.45

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2) Eastpak Floid Laptop Backpack

Eastpak Floid Laptop Backpack | £41.95

Another one from Eastpak here but this is totally different from the Sling’r. The Floid is purposely made for laptops – getting to and from a university campus, on the tube to work or heading to the library after college. It has a generous 16 L capacity with an internal laptop sleeve so you don’t have to worry about damaging your devices. There are also handy compartments that are easily accessible for when you’re out and about.

  • Dimensions: 48 cm x 29 cm x 12.5 cm
  • Capacity: 16 L
  • Material: 100% Polyester

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Herschel Classic Backpack

Herschel Classic Backpack – Raven Crosshatch | £39.95

The backpack that stays true to its classic design. The clean and simple style of the classic silhouette – does exactly what it says on the tin. You’ll be able to fit your tablet, water bottle and books with no problem at all and the handy front pouch to stash your keys and wallet when you need them. This one is also super comfy to wear, even when it’s full, with the helpful hand of adjustable padded shoulder straps. The classic grey will also see you through the school week into the weekend.

  • Capacity: 24 L
  • Depth: 14cm
  • Height: 41.9cm
  • Width: 30.5cm

Want something a bit brighter? We have loads of different colourways here.

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Douchebags – The Scholar Backpack

Douchebags The Scholar Backpack | £79.95

The scholar is your ultimate partner in crime if you spend as much time studying as you do in the skate park as the fronts straps can be used hold your board so it’s super easy to carry around with you. It’s fully padded so even when it’s heavier you’ll be able to manage it with ease. If you have any other Douchebags luggage you can also hook this backpack up to it too.

  • Dimensions: 43 cm (H) x 27 cm (L) x 13 cm (D)
  • Volume: 15L
  • Material: 100% Polyester

Carhartt Kickflip Backpack

Carhartt Kickflip Backpack | £57.95 

Robust and ready for the working day. That’s what this backpack by Carhartt is ready for. Loaded with technical aspects making this bag perfect for whatever the British weather throws at you with its water repellent outer shell dubbed ‘Duck Canvas.’ Complete with a two-way zip closure and mesh side-pocket to keep your water bottle safe.

  • Dimensions: 45 x 29 x 19 cm
  • Volume: 24.8L
  • Material: 100% Polyester canvas

Osprey Axis Backpack

The hybrid bag which will serve you well on your journey too and from work and then again at the weekends for your hikes and adventures. It’s got a large zip compartment which lets you see your gear easily and even an LED light attachment for when you’re heading out for an evening cycle.

  • Dimensions: 47 x 29 x 23cm.
  • Volume: 18.0L
  • Material: 210/ 420/ 630 denier nylon.

Vans Realm Backpack

Vans Realm Backpack | £29.95

This backpack by Vans is perfectly paired with a pair of Old Skools. Inside the backpack has debossed checkerboard, synonymous with the iconic slip-ons. Complete with a Vans logo patch to the front it’s the ideal choice for everyday wear.

Capacity: 22 L
Dimensions: 12.4cm (D), 42.6cm (H), 32.4 (W)
Material: 100% Polyester

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