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Need to carry a bunch of things around? Cram it all in a backpack! This list of backpack brands includes the most reliable and comfortable companies available. Popular backpack brands include those from major manufacturers of backpacks including Nike, Adidas, Volcom and more. A backpack (also called rucksack, knapsack, packsack and pack) is, in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders. But with all of the available features, backpacks can much more complex than that.

Good backpacks are often preferred to handbags for carrying heavy loads or carrying any sort of equipment, because of the limited capacity to carry heavy weights for long periods of time in the hands. Large backpacks, used to carry loads over 10 kg (22 lbs), usually offload the largest part (up to about 90%) of their weight onto padded hip belts, leaving the shoulder straps mainly for stabilizing the load. This improves the potential to carry heavy loads, as the hips are stronger than the shoulders, and also increases agility and balance, since the load rides nearer the wearer's own center of mass.

So who makes the best backpacks? What are the best brand names? Users looking for a new backpack will want to research a variety of different brands to find the one that best suits their needs according to style, fit, comfort, price and availability. This list of top backpack brands is ranked by customer preference. Vote on your favorites and add to this list.
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JanSport is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
JanSport Backpacking

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Herschel Supply Co is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Nike, Inc. Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Clothing

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Adidas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Adidas Fashion accessory, Sports equipment, Design

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Herschel Supply Co is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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High Sierra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Osprey Packs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Osprey Packs Manufacturing, Backpacking

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Under Armour is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Under Armour Clothing

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Timbuk2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Kipling is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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DaKine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Columbia Sportswear is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Timberland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Wenger Swiss Gear is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Deuter Sport is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Patagonia, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Patagonia, Inc. Clothing, Retail

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LL Bean is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Oakley, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Oakley, Inc. Sports equipment, Clothing, Sunglasses

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Mission Workshop is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Ful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Ful The FUL brand was founded by Justin Timberlake.

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Quiksilver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Quiksilver Clothing, Retail, Men's and Boys' Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing

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Marmot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Marmot Retail, Backpacking

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Jack Wolfskin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Arc'teryx is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Arc'teryx Clothing, Backpacking

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Victorinox is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Victorinox Manufacturing

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Ogio is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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VAUDE is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
VAUDE Sports equipment

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Lowe Alpine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Lowe Alpine Backpacking

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Burton Snowboards is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Burton Snowboards Snowboard, Sports equipment, Clothing

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Manhattan Portage is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Gregory is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Gregory Backpacking

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Hype is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Black Diamond Equipment is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Black Diamond Equipment Mountaineering, Backpacking

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Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Crumpler Manufacturing

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Roxy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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REI is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
REI

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Kelty is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Kelty Backpacking

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Lowepro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Manfrotto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Fedon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Targus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Targus Computer

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VauDe Sports is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
VauDe Sports Backpacking

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Jack Woflsskin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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OMM is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
OMM

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Six Moon Designs is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Gossamer Gear is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Ortlieb is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Asolo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Rivendell Mountain Works is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Inov-8 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Backpack Brands