Awesome Backpacks – Your Source To The Best Backpack Brands

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With so many backpacks being produced in the market today, how do you know which brand is the best? Are they durable? Is it suitable for your needs? What about its rating?

Never fear! These are the five leading backpack brands, sorted by popularity, and I’m sure from this list you’ll find the brand you are looking for. I was lucky enough to find that each of the top brands are more suited to a certain kind of lifestyle than another, ranging from everyday use, both classic and modern, all the way to outdoors adventure! Each brand offers awesome backpacks so make sure and read through everything before making a decision. If you want to check out a larger list of other options, check out the best travel backpack section.  Without further ado, here are the top five ranking backpack brands in 2016.



An oldie but a goodie, JanSport has been the best backpack brand for years, and will be for years to come. JanSport has been around since the late 1960s, and was one of the first to create panel loading backpacks instead of the top loading kind.

The more recent version of backpack produced is the Right Pack Originals, and this pack is extremely durable and has a retro feel to it. If you’re seeking a traditional backpack, with slight upgrades such as a laptop sleeve, this is certainly the brand for you! Featuring study backpacks with high customer satisfaction, you couldn’t go wrong choosing this brand of backpack.

Under Armor

Under Armour

This brand started out in 1996 selling moisture wicking clothes, and has since progressed to shoes and accessories, including backpacks. If you’re thing is sports, then this brand is for you.

The Storm Hustle II Backpack is for the sports enthusiast. Featuring water resistant material and the Under Armor HeatGear shoulder straps, you will be fully comfortable going to and from practice no matter the weather. This awesome backpack is also very durable, so don’t be afraid to be a little rough with it. Despite being targeted more for sports, this bag has a laptop sleeve as well should you choose to use it for everyday use. Even though Under Armor is a newer brand, it is highly rated and that rating doesn’t seem to be falling anytime soon!


The North Face

Another older brand, Northface has been around since the late 1960s, and is now owned by the same company as JanSport. The two companies together make up around 55% of the total backpack sales.

Northface backpacks are for the more outdoorsy folk. The Vault backpack, for example, has a FlexVent suspension system with a spine to provide support. This backpack also possesses reflective material and padded shoulder straps, and as with the last examples, this bag also has a laptop sleeve. This brand of backpack is durable, and could handle anything from a hike in the forest to a day in the city. All in all, Northface is a top backpack brand, and was tied for the number two spot in this list.

Swiss Gear

Swiss Gear

Swiss Gear is one of the best backpack brands out there. It is extremely durable, which is part of why it’s rated so highly. These awesome backpacks tend to come with more bells and whistles than the others featured here so far. Including the laptop sleeves that most backpacks sport now, the Travel Gear Bungee Backpack has a mobile phone pocket, headphone port, multiple compartments, and a wide, padded handle.

In my opinion, this pack is made for the traveler, both domestic and international. With the brand’s typical thickly padded straps and airflow ventilation, you can carry everything you might need while traveling, and feel comfortable and cool doing it.

Herschel Supply Co.

Herschel Supply Co.

Founded in Canada back in 2009, Herschel Supply Co. is another newer brand, but don’t let that dissuade you. These bags are highly rated, causing Herschel Supply Co. to earn its spot here on the top backpack brands.

Made for everyday use, these packs combine both traditional and modern chic together. The Heritage Backpack, part of the Everyday Classics line, is something anyone could carry and look good doing it. This awesome backpack, of course, has the laptop sleeve, and it also has a headphone port and a key clip. Herschel Supply Co also offers a limited lifetime warranty on its products, so you can feel secure in your choice of backpack.

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While there are many backpack choices, the search can be narrowed down by these highly rated, favorite brands. This, in turn, makes making a decision that much easier. Although there are always new backpacks made by other brands, they might not always be the most durable. At least with a top brand you know what you’re getting, which lends time to more pressing matters, such as the features you want to have and the setting in which you’ll want to use your new backpack. This top five list provides a good spring board for finding the perfect backpack for your needs. If you're looking for the best carry on backpack options, take a look at the other articles here.  Good luck!

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