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* Looking for a new go-to backpack? Consider Vans
* Iconic skate style, surprising durability and decent price tags
* Great for traveling, daily use, college or work
Backpacks are bigger than ever, with great options coming from unexpected brands. One such brand that’s quietly pumping out stylish, affordable backpacks is Vans. They’re known for iconic skate shoes, but we think everyone should give their backpacks a shot too.
We like Vans’ backpacks because they have a unique skate-inspired style that you can’t get with basic backpacks or even high-end designer bags. Plus, they’re actually built to be tossed around the skatepark, so they have a surprisingly durable build quality.
If you’re looking for a new go-to daily backpack, we highly suggest checking out what Vans has to offer. They have a lot of options to choose from, so we rounded up some of their best backpacks below.
1. Vans Old Skool II Backpack (Grey)
Simple, no-frills backpacks are always a great option. They’ll come in handy for work, travel or errands, and won’t ever clash with an outfit. If you don’t have a versatile bag like this already, we highly suggest picking up this Old Skool pack.
2. Vans Pep Squad Backpack
If want a backpack that’ll stand out from the crowd in a low-key way, go for this Vans Pep Squad pack. It features a rose pink hue (that looks stylish on guys or girls) and unique stitch-work on the front pocket.
3. Vans Captain Marvel Backpack
Represent the current favorite of the Marvel universe with this Captain Marvel backpack. We love the design because it has some signature Captain Marvel design notes including a blue, red and gold colorway, as well as the star on the front, but it doesn’t look geeky or cheesy.
4. Vans Calico Checkered Backpack
This checkered Calico backpack is great because it’s eye-catching, but still easy to wear everyday – no matter your outfit.
5. Vans Old Skool II Backpack
Branded backpacks are having a moment right now, and this Vans Old Skool ‘pack nails the look. It features Vans’ signature “Off the Wall” logo printed boldly on the top, as well as their founding date on the front pocket.
6. Vans Realm Backpack
Floral patterns are no longer for grandmas. They’ve come back into style, and this Vans backpack is a great example of why cool kids are so into the look.