Tuesday, 20 April 2010

rucksack/backpack/comfortable ugly bag you wear on your back

That's what I'm looking for (read this post's title)↑

I currently sport the ugliest bag you could ever imagine: bright purple canvas Eastpack, stained, grubby and totally falling apart. But that's all fine. Just the fact that, to add insult to the industry, it hurts so much to carry it - that's what bothers me.

(this is the bag:)

Across the body bags may seem so convenient, but they are not. They hurt. I don't want to ruin any of my nice leather shoulder bags and so I thought about buying a new one but decided I didn't think I could bring myself to ruin that if I bought it either. So I'm thinking, let's go old school and buy a backpack. Except, I really don't want a plain ugly one like I normally get.

I was in Urban Outfitters the other day, and I spotted these cute ones in the men's section.

Except I couldn't decide on the colour, then I debated its practically (you can't tell from the photo, but it's huge and essentially like two oversized pockets, which I imagine would make for a nightmare when searching for stuff). So I didn't get either (yet). £28, so fairly standard for a backpack.

Now the next option is seriously cool. I just found it on the Urban Outfitters website but I already have a bag by this designer which I wear all the time, despite it being tiny. It's just so intuitively made, I can cram so much into it and it still looks great.

The downside? It costs 65 English Pounds. Which is too much for a bag which will, essentially, be destroyed.

This PVC Eastpak is also £65 but I know it will be ridiculously durable. And I can get a discount on my student card with Eastpak. However it is a touch nu-rave for me.

Hmm, decisions decisions.

Also, on a completely different topic, I'm going to be changing the blog header in a couple of days, and I have this awesome website I discovered I used to make the header which I want to share with you, and I can't wait to share it!


  1. I want to see the one you have. Come on! Show it!!

  2. I can't get my search engine to work; I was sure I posted it but can't find it. Anyway, this is the online, un-grubbified version:


    It makes my eyes (and shoulders) hurt.

  3. I think a backpack is a great idea for proper distribution of weight on both your shoulders. I'm a huge proponent of them for people who carry lots of stuff/books.