Shopping 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 backpack brands includes the most reliable backpack brands in the world. From Nike to Adidas to Volcom, you've come to the right place in 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. 

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

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

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

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High Sierra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
itshailey added High Sierra

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Patagonia, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Eddie Wang added Patagonia, Inc.

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Under Armour is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
FeliciaRace added Under Armour

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DaKine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
designergamergeek added DaKine

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Timbuk2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
_1447241626058 added Timbuk2

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Kipling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
kushi.anand2005 added Kipling

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

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Columbia Sportswear is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Wenger Swiss Gear is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Puma SE is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Suat Muradov added Puma SE

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Wild Craft is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
venkatesh1 added Wild Craft Wild Craft bags are using 15 years life time and more.............................................

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

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

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

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

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Ogio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Toti added Ogio

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

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

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

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Ful is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
mgx19 added Ful The FUL brand was founded by Justin Timberlake.

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Marmot is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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

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Lowe Alpine is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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

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Mission Workshop is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
BobbyMorris added Mission Workshop

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

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Targus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
tadashi-shichida added Targus

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Black Diamond Equipment is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Koala-Gear is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Moishy Vogel added Koala-Gear www.koala-gear.com

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

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Manhattan Portage is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Widia Andreena added Manhattan Portage

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

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

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

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Eagle Creek, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Matt Mazzola added Eagle Creek, Inc.

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Hype is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Anthony_Royster added Hype

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Wildmount is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
LuggaugeMart added Wildmount

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

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

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Manfrotto is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Toti added Manfrotto

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Six Moon Designs is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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

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Gossamer Gear is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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OMM is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
OMM