Those words every student dreads and every parent praises are now relevant: back to school. Yep, it’s time once again for the summer to end, to set the alarm for each morning, and slowly get back into the swing of things – like swinging that backpack onto your shoulders.
The only thing we at OGIO ever really looked forward to at the beginning of each school year was getting new clothes and a brand new backpack. And we can’t say we’ve outgrown that, often using it as an excuse to get ourselves the latest OGIO packs to sport to work and the occasional lecture. But for those lucky enough to actually need a backpack, we’ve lined up eight of our favorite styles. Even though we’ve grouped it by guys and girls, feel free to mix and mingle to your heart’s content.
For the Girls
Named the Operatrix, this pack lets you really pack it in, including most 17-inch laptops, an e-reader, and all your books and binders. As with all OGIO packs, it’s full of pockets that keep you organized, like a stash pocket, accessory pocket and even a valuables pocket. Plus, the back is padded — so when the weight of the world is on your shoulders, this pack won’t add to it. It also comes in contrasting black and pink for those who like a little more subtle look.
Speaking of subtle, the Soho felt pack is the perfect way to class up your act without sacrificing space. In this petite pack you can fit up to a 17-inch laptop and an e-reader, plus all your papers and notebooks in the file compartment sleeve. Add in a cord storage pocket and an organizational sleeve, and you’ll find a place for everything – including yourself.
We call this the Tributante, because it’s a true tribute to the best of everything a pack has to offer. Unique design, comfortable carry, and a load of pockets for all your things. It has both strength and grace; it carries your tech just as well as your books. And it does it all in style. The only thing you need to do is make it your own.
With a preppier look, The Soho laptop pack is the more playful sister to the Soho felt. It still features the 3-button front placket, and pockets for your tech, notebooks and all your odds and ends. But what makes this pack unique is your ability to customize the interior and exterior colors, with either the bubbly polka dots or the more reserved herringbone. Just pick your poison, then knock them dead.
For the Boys
The Bandit from OGIO steals the show with the fully loaded tech pockets for your 17-inch laptop and tablet. It’s got plenty of room for your mouse, phone and any valuables along for the ride. And it rides in style in a wide range of print and color options, including the Blizzard pictured above. You might say it’s the…perfect partner in crime (we’ll go home now).
Both looks and smarts – does that sound familiar? Yeah, that’s the Lewis Pack. Smooth yet playful, it says a lot about the shoulders it rests comfortably on. With increased shoulder strap foam, ergonomic design, and a Unibody Back Panel, it says I like to stay comfortable. But the crush-proof Tech Vault pocket, padded 15-inch laptop compartment and padded mouse pocket, also says I like to get a little crazy – and I’m smart about it. Bold colors or subtly suave, you can’t go wrong.
You’re the type who likes to stand out in all the right ways. That’s why the Ruck 20 works for you, as it’s got one-of-a-kind style but still keeps it practical. With enough room for all your tech, plus your books, you won’t need to carry more than you bargained for. Plus, it stays in shape from your back to the floor. Pick any one of three colors and prints to fit your look to a T.
For unique patterns and plenty of space to put all of your tech and books, you want the Tribune pack. The front organizer pocket holds all your small stuff like pens and planners, while a top valuables pocket keeps your shades safe. A breathable back keeps the air flowing so you stay cool no matter how heavy the workload gets.