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Originally Posted by dmash View Post
I carry a Porter briefcase on campus. Backpacks are for high school.

I'm not a big fan of briefcases and backpacks can be for any demographic depending on the style of it.

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Originally Posted by stevent View Post
Unless you're going to college in a super trendy place get a standard North Face. You will be lugging around your laptop plus books and who knows what else if you are pledging and/or if it's snowing or pouring rain, it's better to have a functional backpack over style. Your dorm may be a 15-20 minute walk to your classes. As for messenger bags I've never been a fan as I think it makes you look like a tool in most cases on campus.

As for Topo design I've never heard of them and just because it's makes "trekking" gear does not mean it's good quality. Dana Design would probably be one of the best bag makers but alas they were bought out a few years ago.

I go to school in Canada and the place I'm at gets a lot of rain during Autumn and quite a but of snow in the Winter so durability is paramount over style and thought my best chance to have both is to go for a trekking a.k.a. daypack
Topo is a relatively new company but I've been reading many good comments about the construction of their bags and the materials they utilize.
I'll be checking out the bags on Dana as well.


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Blk pine workshop makes a chill backpack. If you've got the $$, check out north face purple label backpacks
I searched around and have been unable to find many retailers that sell this label but they are very nice bags. If you know any retailers let me know (Blackbird has some but compared to a few I saw on Blk Pine's website I'm not really liking their selection)

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Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post
Forgot to mention, I might pick up one of those Topo bags if goruck doesn't come through with a discount for me. They look decent for the price. Anyone have hands on experience with them?

Topo was recently established and the bag I posted was just released in the last 3 weeks so I doubt many people have any experience with the brand yet.
post #17 of 187
Hey dmash, thanks for the help. I've never used SharpService before, but it's about time that I looked into using some of Hide-san's services. I'll send him a message and pick up a Porter sometime this month.

Thanks for the info!

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Gotta proxy my man. Use SharpService....their service is top notch and it's pretty cheap.

Mine's about the same size as the one you linked but it's not that shiny shit.

They're SO well made, once you get one and feel all the materials/details you'll see why they are more expensive that other brands. I absolutely love mine, super nice, lightweight and not another person has one. Definitely one of the best purchases I've made and one of the few things I paid full retail for.
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post #19 of 187
Have you looked into Drifter bags? I noticed them on the Neighbor site. They look nice, made in USA and are pretty reasonably priced. http://www.shopneighbour.com/collections/drifter
post #20 of 187
High Sierra make decent, cheap backpacks with more mainstream designs, but I like what I'm seeing in this thread... moar.
post #21 of 187
Find one of the now discontinued ToJ bags. I use my Unlucky messenger and it's held up great (apart from some hardware issues with broken rivets, but that's been sorted for a while; my bag was the first so it paved the way for problems to be ironed out)
post #22 of 187
I've been rocking the navy (sample) for about a year now, and it's beyond amazing even after some wear & tear. These may do the trick for you. Guaranteed the most comfortable pack you'll wear. http://www.sirandmadame.com/?page_id...product_id=411 http://www.sirandmadame.com/?page_id...product_id=410
post #23 of 187
domke f-802 satchel. it's a camera bag, but it can hold a laptop and your books.
post #24 of 187
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Originally Posted by parc View Post
I go to school in Canada and the place I'm at gets a lot of rain during Autumn and quite a but of snow in the Winter so durability is paramount over style and thought my best chance to have both is to go for a trekking a.k.a. daypack
Topo is a relatively new company but I've been reading many good comments about the construction of their bags and the materials they utilize.
I'll be checking out the bags on Dana as well.

I'm not saying Topo is bad, just I haven't heard of them. Last trek I did was in Nepal last November but I haven't really followed the gear stuff in a while. Dana Design should be almost impossible to find since they weren't that big to start with but once the new Macbook Air comes out I'll finally be able to use that pack again. Damn heavy and huge 16' laptops.
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Nomadic Wise Walker

post #26 of 187
Black jansport with the patch taken off. Durable, really cheap, and reasonably comfortable. Also incognito enough to carry around to concerts/coffee shops/hiking/biking without looking like a tool. Otherwise, +1 on the discontinued ToJ suede packs
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I carry a Porter briefcase on campus. Backpacks are for high school.
Fucking lol at this. College is literally no different from high school, but I'm sure you'd fit in well with the all the business bros
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I got a blk pine and like it.
post #28 of 187
^Like those versions a lot. How much are they?
post #29 of 187
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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post
Black jansport with the patch taken off. Durable, really cheap, and reasonably comfortable. Also incognito enough to carry around to concerts/coffee shops/hiking/biking without looking like a tool. Otherwise, +1 on the discontinued ToJ suede packs




Fucking lol at this. College is literally no different from high school, but I'm sure you'd fit in well with the all the business bros


I go to business school (undergrad) and the only time you would have a briefcase is pretty much never. Unless you wanted to bring that to an interview or something but then you just bring a slim leather portfolio. It screams tool and trying too hard and to be perfectly honest weird.

On weekends I love having different bags but I would never mix that with normal schoo.
post #30 of 187
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post
I go to business school (undergrad) and the only time you would have a briefcase is pretty much never. Unless you wanted to bring that to an interview or something but then you just bring a slim leather portfolio. It screams tool and trying too hard and to be perfectly honest weird.

On weekends I love having different bags but I would never mix that with normal schoo.

Yeah, well there's going to business school and there's being a business bro. I'm talking dudes who wear terribly ill fitting suits to sit in lecture when it's not required, loafers, and carry around briefcases.
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