7 Back to School Daypacks for 2013 Written by Jennifer Frost on September 13th, 2013

Don’t look now, but school is back. Even if it still feels like summer, there is no mistaking that familiar ringing of the bell. While you might not be pumped to be back in the classroom, you can make the best of it by grabbing a backpack that will take care of you all school year. Take a look at these supreme seven daypacks that will undoubtedly do work for your educational efforts. Oh, and they are perfect for the mountain too, but that’s irrelevant because this is all about your scholastic career, right? Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.


The North Face Recon BackpackRefuse to get lost in the shuffle by slinging The North Face Recon over your shoulder before setting out to take care of business. Outrageous organizational powers are yours to wield as you wish with spacious caverns to stash all the stuff you need to dominate the day. The hydration compatible Recon has got you covered from the hallways to the hills with its rugged nylon construction, padded FlexVent shoulder straps, and removable hip belt. Whatever life throws your way, handle it like a boss with daypacks like the Recon from The North Face.

Jansport Superbreak Backpack

You absolutely cannot go wrong with the classic styling and timeless performance of the Jansport Superbreak. Instantly, you will stand out in any classroom as a scholar and a stud when you rock this dynamite daypack.  The Superbreak gives you plenty of room to bring along all the essentials, and yes, a million glitter pens does qualify as “essential”, because Jansport knows you have to give all your notes some serious pop.


Timbuk2 Blackbird Laptop Backpack

The Timbuk2 Blackbird might appear to be sleek minimalist daypack on the exterior, but the inside is loaded with a fully padded laptop/iPad pocket and organizational powers that rival those of a nerdy OCD Superman. Custom-fit straps dial in the perfect amount of comfort and a vented back panel lets you keep your cool even when that hottie from Biology comes strolling by. Stay on top of your game with the Timbuk2 Blackbird Backpack.

Osprey Talon 22 Backpack

While the Osprey Talon 22 is amazing at hauling your books, it really hates getting held prisoner in your locker. It would rather be out on the trail while you hike along enjoying not only the scenery, but also the lightweight performance and packing capabilities of the Talon 22. Thanks to its highly versatile nature, you don’t have to choose between crushing class during the week and dominating your outdoor adventures over the weekend with this daypack from Osprey.


Arcteryx Blade 24 DaypackCut through the clutter and slice your way to success with the Arc’teryx Blade 24 Daypack. This bag excels whether you face a gnarly commute, crowded halls, or piles of homework. A high-visibility lining, aluminum stay for support, and critically padded areas all team up to ensure you go strong all day long. Dedicated electronics pockets and a large document compartment let you keep all your essentials safe, and there is even a security pocket for concealing high priority items. There is no doubt about it; the Arc’teryx Blade 24 was crafted to hack through the daily challenges you face.

Dakine Mission Backpack

Of course you have every intention of trying to get that perfect attendance award, and the Dakine Mission Pack supports that lofty goal, but it also approves of missing a day or two when the snow is fresh and deep. As proof of its dedication to all your endeavors, (scholastic and otherwise), it comes ready for anything with both a padded laptop sleeve and a fleece lined goggle pocket. The Mission has got you covered whether you choose the hallways or hooky.


Burton Rider PackWhatever comes your way, the Burton Rider Backpack takes care of things with an immortal design and heaps of functionality. Plenty of capacity and organizational features appear in the form of a pair of large pockets and fitted compartments that give a home to all your miscellaneous doodads. Give your style a boost everywhere from the quad to the lodge, and carry yourself with confidence, just like the Burton Rider carries your stuff.


Support your studies and activate your adventures with the right daypack that will deliver ridiculous performance on campus or off piste. Good luck to everyone this year and may those powder days not do too much damage to your GPAs.

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