September’s here, which means its time to head back to college. While that may not sound exciting, it’s the opportunity you’ve been waiting for all summer to stunt on your classmates with all your fresh cops. Perhaps most essential of your back-to-school steez is your bag, and so to kick off a series of dope semester style, we’re bringing you all the best backpacks to add some class to the new year.
No matter your budget, our round-up of back-to-school backpacks has something for those who already blew their funds this summer, and those who have been saving for just the right piece. If you’re looking to refresh your bag on a budget, look no further than Patagonia’s 8-liter sling bag — a perfect middle-ground between side bag and backpack — or a padded ‘old skool’ offering from Vans, selling for $59 and $50 respectively.
Those on the hunt for something to haul their laptop around in can choose from Carhartt WIP and Taikan’s offerings, while Patagonia and The North Face have a range of durable styles if you’re looking for a backpack to last you through your entire degree.
For those with a bit more dollar to play with, we’ve gathered some more aspirational packs to have your classmate’s double-taking, too. Flex with Côte & Ciel’s eco-yarn flap backpack, rock vintage check from Burberry, or go all out and cop Samuel Ross’ futuristic carrier for Oakley.
Browse all this season’s best backpacks below, and let us know which you’ll be walking the halls with this school year.