* Bags ranging from Science-y to Cybergoth
* Star Wars, Rick and Morty, and more
* Plus one of the most hilarious gym bags we have ever seen
Nerds have a long tradition of unique carryalls, from the prototypical very overstuffed backpack trying to hold its burden of Advanced Topics in Physics, War and Peace, an enormous graphing calculator, and the memory of a decade of wedgies, to the day-goo fanny packs worn in ‘80s movies.
Now that being nerdy is fully mainstream though, there are plenty of stylish options to show off your geeky side while carting around a “reasonable” number of tomes and electronic devices. Here are eight of the best geeky backpacks, messenger bags, and other interesting methods of carrying items.
1. James Webb Space Telescope Messenger
No, it’s not to suggest you’re a beekeeper. The cool honeycomb pattern on this messenger bag is a representation of the James Webb Space Telescope’s mirror array. Far out!
Space Telescope Messenger Bag
2. Batman Backpack
Batman’s got the famous utility belt, but if you’ve ever tried to carry a MacBook Pro in a utility belt, well you’d need Hank Pym’s ant-man formula and that’s in an entirely different universe.
3. 8-Bit Rainbow Backpack
This happy 8-bit rainbow is an appropriate emblem for a backpack that’s both aesthetically pleasing and simply useful.
8-Bit Rainbow Backpack
4. Star Wars Rebel Canvas Bag
When you’re a rebel you have to travel prepared; this canvas bag has plenty of pockets and hiding places, sort of like the Millennium Falcon.
Star Wars Rebel Backpack
5. EL Wire “The Worst” Kanji Backpack
Straight out a crowd scene in a futuristic Anime, this ThinkGeek exclusive Cyberpunk/ cybergoth backpack is sarcastic and colorful, with “The Worst” written in light up EL Wire Kanji on the back.
The Worst EL Wire Kanji Backpack
6. Mercury 6 Messenger Bag
Celebrate the Space Age by carrying your slide rule around in this retro-look Mercury 6 commemorative messenger bag. It features a pressure-suit inspired design and the mission patch from John Glenn’s historic spaceflight.
Mercury 6 Messenger Bag
7. Rick and Morty Space Monster Backpack
This laptop/ tablet friendly backpack has a cool Rick and Morty space monster encounter scene printed on the back.
Rick and Morty Backpack
8. Pokemon Trainer Duffel Bag
One of the cutest and also most ironic gym bag options out there, this gray duffel with the Pokemon logo proclaims you a “Pokemon Trainer.”