Just Hype - the Mumsnet edit

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Whether you're carting around school books, nappies, or just lots of handbag junk essentials, a rucksack is by far the easiest way to do it. We teamed up with Just Hype and asked Mumsnetters to choose their favourite Hype backpack – check out our edit below for their top picks

Navy Reversible Backpack, £34.99

Navy Reversible Backpack, £34.99

What's the only thing better than a Hype backpack? Two Hype backpacks, of course. Get two looks for the price of one with this reversible backpack; choose from playful polka dots or smart navy and customise your rucksack to suit your mood.

“I LOVE that you can get two looks from one bag, I particularly like the polka dot side, but I wouldn't wear that with everything so the plain navy side is brilliant too!”

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Silver Reflective Traveller Backpack, £34.99

Silver Reflective Traveller Backpack, £34.99

Swap your usual work handbag for this smart, spacious backpack – we promise you won't regret it. Roomy enough to fit a laptop, with sleek sporty detailing, this rucksack not only looks good, but the padded back panel and straps mean it feels good, too. Plus, the reflective finish makes it a great option for cyclists – especially during the winter months.

“I like this backpack because it’s reflective so will be especially useful in winter when it’s dark much of the time – and it looks stylish. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many different backpacks on one website!”

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Vintage Rose Backpack, £24.99

Vintage Rose Backpack, £24.99

Floral prints and spring fashion may not be a groundbreaking combination, but it's a classic for a reason. Now that the weather is looking up (touch wood), we want to dress head to toe in bright colours and floral patterns, and this bag is a great way to add a pop of spring colour to any outfit. Plus, you can use it for all sorts – as one wise MNer put it: “This would be perfect for carrying my gym kit – assuming I had a gym kit.” Hear hear.

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Tan Embossed Script Backpack, £29.99

Tan Embossed Script Backpack, £29.99

Ideal for those who prefer a more grown up look, this tan backpack isn't real leather (it is less than £30, after all), but it is durable and is easily wiped clean if it gets a little grubby. Although Hype are renowned for selling backpacks in every shade under the sun, the neutral tone and subtle detailing of this one make it the perfect companion to a more understated wardrobe.

“I love this one. I don't own a handbag, they annoy me, so I always use backpacks. I like this one as it looks classy and would be great for everyday use.”

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Silver Holographic Backpack, £29.99

Silver Holographic Backpack, £29.99

You've probably seen plenty of people sporting metallic trainers in recent years, but what about metallic backpacks? Stand out from the crowd (seriously, your family will never lose track of you again) with this iridescent silver rucksack. Spacious enough to store all of your essentials and bold enough to make a serious style statement – what's not to love?

“The silver holographic bag looks fab. There is a largish zipped pocket on the back for those 'must have it now!' moments and the colour and finish means I won't leave it behind and walk away (as I have done with other bags!).”

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Garden Leaf Roll Top Backpack, £34.99

Garden Leaf Roll Top Backpack, £34.99

A great alternative to Hype's signature shape, this backpack closes with a roll top, allowing you to reduce the size of the bag if it's not completely full and giving you easier access to all of your everyday essentials thanks to the wide opening. Practical advantages aside, we particularly love the splash of bright print and sporty detailing on this rucksack, too.

“I love this backpack, perfect for travelling and manly enough for my husband to carry so I don't have to!”

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Beach Backpack, £24.99

Beach Backpack, £24.99

Not all of us are lucky enough to live by the sea, but, thanks to this backpack, you can now bring the beach to you. The striking ocean design of this rucksack is quirky, surprisingly wearable, and – most importantly – this bag absolutely screams “summer holidays”. We can't think of a better way to lug all of our seaside essentials.

“I love the beach one – I could fit my swimming stuff in when I visit the local pool”

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Black with White Reflective Speckle Backpack, £34.99

Black with White Reflective Speckle Backpack, £34.99

The white paint speckle effect on this backpack not only makes for an interesting twist on your average black rucksack, but also helps keep you safe at night. The white speckles are reflective, making this backpack the ideal choice if your commute involves any walking – especially during the winter months.

“I love the look of it and think the reflective speckles are a great idea – particularly for night time walks, bike rides, or camping.”

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Pink Velour Backpack, £29.99

Pink Velour Backpack, £29.99

Velour is making a bit of a comeback and, while we're not sure we'll be digging out our tracksuits any time soon, we love this gorgeous pink bag. You can wear this versatile shade of pink with everything from greys and blacks to white and denim – plus the velvety material is beautifully tactile. As one MNer so eloquently put it: “What's not to love about a bit of pink velour?” We couldn't have put it better ourselves.

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Luna Backpack, £24.99

Luna Backpack, £24.99

This one might not be to everyone's taste, but one Mumsnetter had her eye on it for her daughter, saying “She'd absolutely love it for starting secondary school later this year! It'll be a joy to finally ditch the primary school book bags as a backpack is so much more practical and easy to carry.” We couldn't agree more and reckon the Luna backpack will make a very striking school bag.

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