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8 Backpacks Everyone Can Wear All Year Round

By Serena Solomon | September 5, 2016 10:25am

NEW YORK CITY — Even though it is back-to-school time, it's not just students who need a good backpack.

Here are eight bags for stylish kids, teens and adults:


Tack Bag from SSCY

The Tack Bag gives you some variety. Not only can it be a backpack, but it can also transform into a tote. The canvas is water-resistant and color options compliment a minimalist's style with navy, olive and a charcoal black.


Top Kat Backpack from Milkdot
Price: $45.99

Milkdot is a New York City-based company that uses non-toxic dyes and fabrics to build their bags. The Top Kat backpack is a simple design with one large pocket for books and a lunch box as well as a front pocket for pens and keys. 


Filson Dry Bag Daypack from The Lodge in the East Village 
Price: $125

Filson is a heritage brand out of Seattle with a focus on durable quality and rugged style. This day pack fits a 15-inch laptop, and the waterproof exterior will keep everything dry during a downpour. 


Bike Tubes and Bricks Backpack from Vaya Bags
Price: $225

All Vaya bags are handmade in Brooklyn with much of the materials coming from bikes. As the name suggests, this backpack is partially made from old inner tubes. There are straps with extra padding for carrying heavy textbooks, and there's plenty of room for a laptop. The backpack uses a waterproof canvas to keep your things safe when it rains. 


Alexander the Robot Pack from Beatrix
Price: $52

The backpack line from Beatrix is full of cute characters like Alexander the Robot. This backpack is recommended for children aged four to ten and all materials are lead-, phthalate- and BPA-free. 


Jungle Backpack from Manhattan Portage
Price: $175

This backpack is a collaborative effort between Manhattan Portage and Alpha Industries, a military supplier. The cotton and nylon fabric is what you'd find on the M-65 field jacket from the Vietnam War era.


Mini Kane Backpack from STATE
Price: $45

STATE has a one-for-one business model so for every backpack you buy, they'll donate one to an American child in need. The Mini Kane has a large compartment with a smaller pocket on the front and pockets on the side with a Velcro lock.  


Leonardo from Mojo Backpacks
Price: $48

Mojo is a New York City company that makes fun backpacks that work kids and young-at-heart adults. This "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" one is made from a lightweight and water-resistant polyester.