Outdoors The Best Backpack Brands  

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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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551 194
The North Face is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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1,492 846
JanSport is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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1,090 599
Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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711 427
Adidas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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538 457
Osprey Packs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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203 112
Patagonia, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Eddie Wang added

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368 331
High Sierra is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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312 251
Under Armour is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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146 125
Timbuk2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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259 283
DaKine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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191 213
Kipling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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262 277
Wenger Swiss Gear is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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161 187
The Timberland Company is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
czetaz added

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85 60
Wild Craft is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
venkatesh1 added

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

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75 48
Puma SE is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Suat Muradov added

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165 210
Columbia Sportswear is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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206 232
Deuter Sport is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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139 162
Oakley, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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172 208
LL Bean is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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56 47
Ogio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Toti added

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115 134
Victorinox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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141 175
Quiksilver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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91 111
Burton Snowboards is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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105 134
Arc'teryx is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Backpack Brands