VOTE The Best Backpack Brands  

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List Rules All backpack brands can be added and voted on, including school packs and trekking packs.

Need to carry a bunch of things around? Cram it all in a backpack! This list of popular backpack brands includes the most reliable backpack brands in the world. From Nike to Adidas to Volcom, you've come to the right place if you're trying to shop smart for your next backpack. A backpack (also called rucksack, knapsack, packsack and pack), in its simplest form, is just a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders. However, shopping for a backpack is a little more complicated, given many backpacks come with special features. Not to mention, not all materials are created equally. If you want a great backpack, you want to make sure you choose a durable brand that will hold up over time, perhaps a name brand backpack. 

Backpacks give you a major advantage if you need to carry a lot of supplies, whether for a gym bag, a vacation, or a hiking trip. Good backpacks are often preferred to handbags for carrying heavy loads, or carrying any sort of equipment. Large backpacks, used to carry loads over 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? What are the most popular backpacks? Users looking for a new backpack will want to research a variety of popular brands to find the one that best suits their needs according to style, fit, comfort, price, and availability. This list is ranked by customer preference. Vote on your favorite backpack company below and feel free to add any brands you feel are missing! 

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Herschel Supply Co is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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457 151
The North Face is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
H A R K O R added

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JanSport is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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663 397
Adidas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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486 433
Osprey Packs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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350 306
High Sierra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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173 94
Patagonia, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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292 236
Under Armour is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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249 263
DaKine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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119 114
Timbuk2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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181 198
Kipling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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153 175
Timberland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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243 266
Wenger Swiss Gear is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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62 37
Puma SE is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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160 201
Columbia Sportswear is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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69 49
Wild Craft is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
venkatesh1 added

Wild Craft bags are using 15 years life time and more.............................................

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195 227
Deuter Sport is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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168 201
LL Bean is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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132 154
Oakley, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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110 129
Victorinox is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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49 43
Ogio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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136 171
Quiksilver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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83 104
Burton Snowboards is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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99 128
Arc'teryx is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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105 147
Marmot is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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28 48
Ful is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
mgx19 added

The FUL brand was founded by Justin Timberlake.

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83 114
Gregory is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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31 58
Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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81 115
Lowe Alpine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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66 93
REI is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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65 93
Black Diamond Equipment is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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20 41
Mission Workshop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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32 62
Targus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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6 2
Koala-Gear is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Moishy Vogel added

www.koala-gear.com

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90 143
Roxy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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31 48
Jack Wolfskin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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22 56
Manhattan Portage is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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14 20
Hype is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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64 108
Kelty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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19 33
Lowepro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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7 11
Eagle Creek, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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1 5
Wildmount is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
LuggaugeMart added

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9 19
Free Knight is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
H A R K O R added

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9 32
VAUDE is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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18 56
Six Moon Designs is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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4 20
Manfrotto is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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OMM is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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16 55
Ortlieb is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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17 58
Gossamer Gear is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Backpack Brands