Our friends at Shop Around confirmed it: Backpacks are in—again. And honestly, we’re feeling just a tad nostalgic with school officially back in session.
So we rounded up five of our favorite sporty backpacks that are new in stores this fall. There’s one for every occasion, whether you’re a gym rat, the outdoorsy type, or just in search of a work-appropriate bag to lug around your laptop.
For Every Day Use . . . Lululemon’s Back to Class Backpack, $128
We love the classy look of Lululemon’s new backpack. But what’s really great is that it features two bags in one; the removable front pouch doubles as a purse. Plus there’s a removable wet-dry pouch for your gym clothes and padded pockets for your electronics.
2. For the Gym-Goer . . . Nike Vapor Max Air, $65
We’ve long been fans of this line of Nike backpacks, and the new fall color schemes are a definite upgrade. The shoulder straps are cushioned, the mesh side pocket makes your water bottle easily accessible, and the bag is compact enough to store all your workout necessities without the extra bulk.
3. For the Runner . . . Camelbak’s Dart, $65
Available in three colors, Camelbak’s new hydration pack has a snug fit so you’ll barely notice it on your run. It comes with a 1.5-liter pack for water, and just enough room to store your keys, phone, energy gels, or wallet.
4. For the Hiker . . . Gregory’s Maya 22, $103
The Maya 22 is the ideal hiking backpack for a long day on the trails. There’s a slot for a 3-liter hydration pack, a sternum strap to keep the pack secure, and plenty of space for your electronics, food, and extra clothing. Store your phone and small essentials in the waist belt’s pockets for easy access.
5. For the Bike Commuter . . . The North Face’s Trappist Pack, $119
The new arrival to the North Face is designed to keep up with bike commuters on the go. There’s a strap on the front to store your U-lock during your ride and exterior pockets to store your cell phone and wallet. Skateboarders can also strap their board to the backpack, thanks to adjustable front strap and the loops at the bottom that secure the wheels.
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