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I need a rucksack *heavy sigh*

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tethersend Wed 25-Nov-15 21:59:05

I have hurt my hip from carrying a too-heavy shoulder bag <twat>

I need a rucksack which is leather (I think) and under £100. Tan or black.

I like this, but I need at least one external pocket. So before I buy this one, which is a bit big, has anyone seen anything nice?

I need decent straps which don't break.

RaisingSteam Wed 25-Nov-15 22:05:16

Is it for business or casual?

jamtartandcustard Wed 25-Nov-15 22:15:18

This one in taupe is only £99
www.radley.co.uk/richmond-small-zip-top-backpack/

tethersend Wed 25-Nov-15 22:18:42

Sorry, it's for work.

That Radley one has straps which I'd break in about a week grin

Wolfiefan Wed 25-Nov-15 22:23:21

Healthy back bag?

tethersend Wed 25-Nov-15 22:26:16

Just looked at those Wolfie, thanks- although aside from the fact that they look like chicken dippers, I need two straps and nothing cross-body (boobs).

Tate15 Wed 25-Nov-15 23:31:04

Satchels.

Tate15 Wed 25-Nov-15 23:31:20

I meant Zatchels.

Dowser Thu 26-Nov-15 09:01:57

I have one of these

www.verabradley.com/product/campus-backpack/concerto/1001727_203089.uts?N=30005

They wear and wear and wear. I have their duffels for travelling. Almost indestructible and they are washable ( my ten year old duffel is showing signs of wear but it has been onloads of airplanes , chucked around by baggage handlers etc)

I love them. Fantastic quality.

Dowser Thu 26-Nov-15 09:06:49

Half price here

www.verabradley.com/product/campus-backpack/midnight-paisley/1001727_199400.uts?N=80012

cressetmama Thu 26-Nov-15 09:24:15

I bought one (German make but cannot remember the name) from TK Maxx in tan leather. It's fairly sturdy, nicely made and a good colour. Worth a look?

bookbook Thu 26-Nov-15 09:30:02

Not tan, do you want something smarter than this ?http://www.johnlewis.com/fat-face-leather-rucksack-chocolate/p2295192
this, but not leather?
www.johnlewis.com/herschel-supply-co-little-america-backpack-black/p415058

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Thu 26-Nov-15 11:47:46

www.zara.com/uk/en/trf/bags/wide-strap-backpack-c269223p2774003.html
This might work.

Worth looking at the traditional luggage ranges like Tumi and Samsonite for Black Friday deals. Tumi's stuff is fab but starts around £250 . Yikes !

RaisingSteam Thu 26-Nov-15 18:14:20

How big does it need to be? Knomo Beauchamp bags are often recommended here, I've got my eye on one for my next work bag. They have a laptop space but don't suppose you need to put a laptop in it, but they do have proper shaped straps.

I have this one for my computer bag and noticed another woman at work has the same, but it's a bit nylony/utilitarian. I have so much weight of stuff to cart around I wanted the bag itself to be as light as possible, hence not going for a leather or huge blokey one.

specialsubject Thu 26-Nov-15 19:51:57

if it is actually to carry things correctly, none of these farty fashion things are much good. You need a hip belt which fits tightly so that's where the weight goes.

And yes, adding loads of extra weight from the bag makes it worse.

I would suggest a wheely cabin bag thing, but I find them a menace and as the wheels always catch on things, they jerk and twist your arms/back/shoulders too.

tethersend Thu 26-Nov-15 20:17:07

Thanks all smile

I'm afraid it's a no to hip belts and wheels cases grin

I've decided to order these two Herschel ones as there's 20% off on asos today. Will send one back once I've inspected.

specialsubject Thu 26-Nov-15 21:16:32

weighs a kilo on its own and has been described as 'an ergonomic disaster'.

keep the receipt... smile

tethersend Thu 26-Nov-15 21:44:38

I'm still not having a hip belt wink

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