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need a cool bag for carrying uni books

(24 Posts)
stubbyfingers Tue 23-Jun-09 21:43:51

Starting uni in september and will be ditching the car in favour of public transport as it's a city centre. I'm thinking I probably need some kind of rucksack to carry weighty library books, but I don't want to look like my mum going for a hike (no offence mum!).

your key word is:urban (if I can get away with it at 34 grin)

Any ideas?

Wilts Tue 23-Jun-09 21:48:08

Almost all of us in my class are using some type of Hessian bag for life type thing.

Next do some nice ones. I have given up with being able to carry anything on my shoulder with the amount of books I lug about grin

Sorry does not really help with your search to be cool grin

Yurtgirl Tue 23-Jun-09 21:48:21

I thought you wanted a COOL bag......... I was wondering why you needed to keep your books chilled

Perhaps I ought to go to bed!

Wilts Tue 23-Jun-09 21:48:55

Grr should preview, too many types in there !

littlelamb Tue 23-Jun-09 21:49:38

Get an Eastpak record bag. Can't go wrong. Or search for a vintage leather satchel. Or Dakine do nice rucksacks.

stubbyfingers Tue 23-Jun-09 21:50:05

blush ahem. yes, my books get too hot...

oh that looks really crap doesn't it?!

stubbyfingers Tue 23-Jun-09 21:56:59

good ideas there, thanks. I would dearly LOVE a vintage leather satchel. Am googling the rest.

Yurtgirl Tue 23-Jun-09 21:59:58

Im not at carrying the same sort of stuff but I do walk everywhere
Here is what I find easiest atm
A small bag for my personal stuff and a hessian/jute bag for other stuff

If I was a student I would have a small rucksack for day to day stuff
Take a jute bag for the inevitable extras that you might acquire during the day - library books, heavy text book that you dont want on your back


stubbyfingers Tue 23-Jun-09 22:06:31

Wilts, does it not make your fingers creb carrying heavy hessian bags by your actual hands?

(And by creb, I mean, really hurt?)

macherie Tue 23-Jun-09 22:07:22

this is a pretty cool book bag imo.

or this?

stubbyfingers Tue 23-Jun-09 22:07:36

X posts YG, good suggestions.

stubbyfingers Tue 23-Jun-09 22:10:18

ooh yes, they are nice. Hadn't thought of going Grown Up, but maybe it's time!

Yurtgirl Tue 23-Jun-09 22:10:55

I felt bad at laughing about your chilled books so felt I ought to try to help! blush
I did quite genuinely misunderstand honest!

EccentricaGallumbits Tue 23-Jun-09 22:12:40

DD has a nice animal rucksac i covet.

i've got one of these

most people in my class seem to carry jute type bags with over the shouldre type personal bags. Wilts are you in my class?

i'm rather fancying a leather satchel.

Wilts Tue 23-Jun-09 22:12:48

I do a bit of carrying on my shoulder and then swap to my hand. It doesn't hurt my hands at all.

I would not swap back to a normal bag at all now. The Hessian bags are fab for non rummaging easy access when you realise you need something but your bag is between your feet under the table grin

I also do what yurtgirl does and have a small bag with purse,keys etc in which I can just ditch in the big bag if necessary.

Wilts Tue 23-Jun-09 22:17:07

EccentricaGallumbits - No, we are doing different degrees from what I gather. Although I am based at my local hospital, so If you are ever there you may well have seen me with my lovely Hessian bag grin

Yurtgirl Tue 23-Jun-09 22:19:43

Wilts - that is it exactly!
You can put a load of stuff in a rucksack and all the pockets can be lovely
But retrieving stuff can be a real pain
And I always forget which pocket I have put which things in

EccentricaGallumbits Tue 23-Jun-09 22:19:48

shock can you let on which hosp? am intrigued.

although like those bods who say 'oh you must know my cousin jean she works there' and you just nod and wonder which of the 20 000 people who works there is jean...

sorry bag hijack over.

Wilts Tue 23-Jun-09 22:22:40

GWH grin

I know what you mean about 'cousin Jean' actually I may well know her wink

EccentricaGallumbits Tue 23-Jun-09 22:28:19

oh. me too. wil be peering at jute bags tomorrow!

Wilts Tue 23-Jun-09 22:30:27

Hehe[ grin] we have finished for the year so aren't back until September now.

I shall let you know what bag I purchase for next semester, so when you are in bookends you can play spot the bag grin

Wilts Tue 23-Jun-09 22:30:55

Grrr at my dud grin

EccentricaGallumbits Tue 23-Jun-09 22:33:48

shock that is so bloody unfair.
i'm not off untill bloody september.

Wilts Tue 23-Jun-09 22:35:03

Well you know us social workers, never do anything do we according to the press wink

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