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How To Find The Right Backpack

Let’s find you the right backpack

The summer is almost over and schools all over America are about to resume to at least some degree. This means back to school shopping is still a reality, even if it looks a bit different this year. Pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, and of course – backpacks.

Every year in the USA, millions of backpacks are purchased for back to school season. This trend has only been increasing over time. The problem is most backpacks are not built to last. Many backpacks marketed to children only last for a couple of years, if that. This year, rather than shelling out money for another cheap backpack, why not invest in a quality Made in America product that will last? Plus, it’s the most sustainable option, because of the elimination of trash in landfills around the globe. One backpack can make a difference.

Duluth Pack is the oldest canvas and leather bag maker in the United States, and we strive for quality above all else. We make a variety of backpacks to ensure that we have something for everyone. Whether it’s elementary school, high school, college, or work, we have the bag for you.

Let’s start with the little guys and gals. Our Small Standard Backpack is a great size and structure for elementary kids. This backpack has a front zipper compartment pouch for smaller items and cotton webbing shoulder straps for extra comfort. This backpack was designed to get your child through the early years of school without ever a need to replace it. Do they have a little more of an eye for the adventure? Try out our Child’s Pack – Envelope Style. Fun fact, this pack design was introduced back in 1920 and has withstood the test of time in the fields as well as the classrooms.

Want to start college with style? Look no further than our Deluxe Laptop Backpack. This backpack is perfect for a long day in the woods, or a busy day in the library. This pack is similar to our Standard Laptop Backpack but comes beefed up with our premium leather located in the front pocket as well as that shoulder straps and grab handle. The laptop sleeve can easily fit a 16″ wide laptop. There are also a set of sleeves that make it perfect for pens, pencils, notepads, and other convenient items. 

Are you sick of the traditional backpack look and want something to shake it up a little bit and catch the eyes of your peers everywhere? Try out our Laptop Scoutmaster. This takes the approach of some of our traditional buckle-closure packs while giving your laptop the security and space needed. This pack is equipped with our durable 15-ounce canvas to ensure that the contents are always protected. A variety of slim side pockets are there to help you keep all your important items organized and easy to access. There is also an interior snap hook attachment for items such as keys, wallets, and phones. The laptop sleeve can accommodate any 16″H x 14″W laptops and the pack itself has a carrying capacity of 20 Liters.

One of our bestselling bags that would be a perfect lifelong gift is the Roll-Top Scout. This pack is the definition of versatile. The Roll-Top Scout can turn 16″ of total height into 22″ which can add up to four extra liters of carrying capacity (from 13 to 17). This pack fits snug against your back to ensure there is to bumping or shifting items as you walk. With an outside pocket for quick access essentials and riveted leather straps to ensure a long life, this bag could be the last backpack you ever buy.

These are only a handful of backpacks we make at Duluth Pack. Each one is unique and has its own strengths for any activity indoors or out. To find which one is right for you, visit our Lifestyle Packs tab or our Laptop Bags tab on our website.

Have a great and safe school year, folks!

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