A stylish large-ish rucksack... Do they exist?!

(26 Posts)
mirai Wed 06-Mar-13 05:01:20

Right now I'm using a North face style rucksack for work but it really ain't pretty! I need a rucksack that can fit:

I have to carry a ton of stuff around for work, including a laptop and books and often an iPad/a4 folder too. Any suggestions for a stylish looking bag? smile

mirai Wed 06-Mar-13 05:02:25

Oops I should proof read! I started to wrote a list of all the things I carry but it got rather long so I deleted it! grin

mirai Wed 06-Mar-13 09:30:28

Bumpy bumpy

Stopanuary Wed 06-Mar-13 09:56:00

I'm using a Troop one and that's not pretty either!

One of my lecturers has something very desirable (dark red leather, large and quite, quite beautiful!) and I enquired where she'd got it and the answer was Italy...

I haven't searched properly yet but you've just reminded me to do so!

joliejolie Wed 06-Mar-13 16:18:42

I have a Fjallraven Kanken. It caught my eye in a little shop in my town and I love it. I've had it about a year and I spotted it in Grazia the other week and they referred to it as an "it" bag! Ha! Don't know about that, but they come in really nice colours and are comfy to wear. Waterproof too.

joliejolie Wed 06-Mar-13 16:19:43

And money off the Kanken here!

nextphase Wed 06-Mar-13 16:37:09

Have you looked for a laptop bag, with rucksac straps?
Found these but think they more for notebooks.

Plumpcious Wed 06-Mar-13 18:25:14

Have you looked at Eastpak or Jansport? They're still quite rugged-looking but at least they come in a variety of colours and patterns.

www.eastpak.com/uk-en/backpacks.html

www.jansport.com/js_product_thumb.php?cid=2000

fedupofnamechanging Wed 06-Mar-13 18:26:24

www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001U5BKHQ/?tag=hydra0b-21&hvadid=11068759565&ref=asc_df_B001U5BKHQ

Maybe something like this? It's a bit different, anyway.

awaywego1 Wed 06-Mar-13 20:07:49

I am on this hunt too. I have the kanken too but the problem for me is the straps aren't padded and really dig in with al he heavy stuff I have to carry around.

Abzs Wed 06-Mar-13 20:08:00

Was going to say Osprey Flap Jack, but now I like the looks of the Fjallraven ones.

magicrat Wed 06-Mar-13 20:26:14

Ranshop In Liverpool had Fjallraven rucksacks in their sale when I was there recently. Not sure if they have any online but worth a look. Woodwood also do some nice rucksacks.

cerealqueen Wed 06-Mar-13 21:58:08

I like this

cerealqueen Wed 06-Mar-13 22:01:55
cerealqueen Wed 06-Mar-13 22:02:32

sorry, last one out of stock...

cerealqueen Wed 06-Mar-13 22:03:57
Cremolafoam Wed 06-Mar-13 22:12:43
Liveinthepresent Wed 06-Mar-13 22:17:37
armagh Wed 06-Mar-13 23:48:13

Longchamp?

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 06-Mar-13 23:56:24

Yeah, I was going to suggest the knomo Stella, or the male equivalent isn't too blokey and is smart too - knomo

mirai Wed 06-Mar-13 23:56:44

Love the Stella knomo! But ouch, it's expensive! Is it worth it?!

The kanken... Hmm I can't decide if I like it or not, if that makes sense? I do like the look of the Osprey Flap ones so maybe I'll investigate that.

Thanks for the amazon links, like the navy canvas but I've learned from bitter experience I need a proper zip/large flap closing as otherwise when I run, things my brand new iPad fall out and the protective case was useless!

aVentingAngel Thu 07-Mar-13 08:33:55

Have you tried Crumpler? www.crumpler.eu/

I've ordered from them, good service, good quality bags with 25 year guarantee, I think.

bruffin Thu 07-Mar-13 08:54:48
MercedesKing Thu 07-Mar-13 09:32:49

How about have a look at Purseblog? Guess you would find yourself something useful there. smile

Liveinthepresent Thu 07-Mar-13 19:31:34

Mirai the Knomo Stella has done me proud.
I bought it three years ago when my commute changed and I have used it every day - except mat leave - and it's still going strong!
You get a good long guarantee with knomo too - who replaced one of my colleagues bags when it broke years after she bought it with a brand new one!
I guess its a lot for a fabric bag but it's doing well on the value for money front for me.

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