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College Backpack Ideas

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by parc, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Urijah1086

    Urijah1086 Senior member

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    Can't decide on the Indigo or the Organic joshu+vela Backpack.. I wear a shit ton of navy so I'm thinking the Organic would be better.. If anyone happens to own one can you comment on the quality please? Thanks

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  2. parc

    parc Well-Known Member

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    Since they both are muted colours they are equally versatile and allow for them to be paired with almost any outfit. Seeing as you wear a lot of navy I would say go with the cream/off-white version so you don't look like everything on you is matching.

    I read and article that @lachyzee linked to in an earlier post about a review a guy did on the white canvas Makr bag and the guy believed that he enjoyed his white bag more cause of the various stains it got that made the bag more personal. Saying that if you don't want stains to be too pronounced then go for the navy version.
     
  3. parc

    parc Well-Known Member

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    Question: Why are higher-end bag makers omitting bottle pockets on their bags? I realize the traditional bottle holders are made using mesh and elastic which decrease the appeal of a bag to people looking at that end of the market, but couldn't they design their own version of holders since a holder is a handy thing to have. For example, Makr makes a beautifully crafted bag and what they did was use some of the canvas to make bottle holders that look great on the bag without comprising the look of the bag.

    When a backpack is made without one of its most key parts it is more of a fashion accessory than a student's commodity to me.
     
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    johnH123 Senior member

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    When was a bottle carrier a 'key part' of a bag?
     
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    Drew you should make some bags.
     
  7. Kvc06

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    My bag for this year
     
  8. drechie

    drechie Senior member

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    very very very nice ^^^^ N.F
     
  9. parc

    parc Well-Known Member

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    It may seem like a trivial thing to others, but I carry a bottle of water and a coffee mug everyday to my classes and not having bottle pockets are a key part of a backpack to me. I will admit that post is quite funny reading it now.
     
  10. itsdonealredy

    itsdonealredy New Member

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    I really like my custom Timbuk2 messenger bag, it has a laptop sleeve built in, useful pockets, waterproof liner, and easier access to all my stuff. i have had it for 2 years now and it has been around the world with me and through a motorcycle crash, its still going strong.

    using the customizer on their website you can make a bag that no one else will have. they also offer custom backpacks but those dont look as good as the messengers imo. just be sure to buy a strap pad with it.
     
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    The Kawaii factor is high ovah here!
     
  12. centrix

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    that bag is an alice pack... i carry those in the army right now haha, google it. last time i saw one for sale was at the army shop at around 200 sgd
     
  13. Alfa159

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    Do you think this bag is a bit small?
     
  14. ceoceo

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    If you only continued making bags.. :violin:
     
  15. dmash

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    Bottle holders are useless to me. I carry around a gallon jug on campus lol
     
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    Almost all children's school bags, have bottle holders now a days (at least around here):crazy:
     
  18. Samir

    Samir Senior member

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    Does anyone understand the significance of this leather patch design - diamond with parallel spaces - that's common with different brands' backpacks?
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    Drifter, Parrot Canvas, Herschel Supply, etc. all have bags sporting this - a simple matter of copying designs? Maybe a marker of a shared production site?
     
  19. NormanF

    NormanF Senior member

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    I find that with my needs an external pack is more comfortable. It can't be beat for buying a week's worth of groceries.

    For me, a Jansport D2 was the ticket, bought on sale:

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    At 5 lbs, its not a good deal heavier than an internal frame pack! Getting it set up was the hard part but now I find it comfortable.
     
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    idk, but i love that 1911, wish my beat to hell colt looked like that, but screw it, got some chip mccormick magazines for mine and it's honestly the best gun i own, beats the hell out of the bravo company ar i have sitting in the safe
     

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