I’ll admit – when the backpack trend came around I was hesitant. I wasn’t sure the look was for me. I was fearful I’d too closely resemble the 7th-grade version of Kira who was often spotted sporting a mini-backpack. Not a good look for the 29-year-old version of Kira.
When it comes to trends I have basically two reactions. Reaction A: fall in love immediately and incorporate all day errrrry day. Reaction B: maybe try to ignore for a bit, keep it in my periphery, ok dabble a little, ok dabble a lot, ok fine now I’m into it are you happy? I went more of a Reaction B route in the backpack game, but now I’m in and I’m officially loving it.
I try to ride my bike to work most mornings and utilizing a backpack has been pretty awesome. I also like how much easier it is to walk around, since my usual purse feels like it weighs 75 pounds and after a while starts to hurt my shoulder. When the weight is distributed between both my shoulders I feel taller and lighter and think why didn’t I always use a backpack?
Then I remember my fear of looking like Dora the Explorer. Which is why I rounded up 18 backpacks that are guaranteed to keep you from looking like a cartoon.