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The Best Backpack Brands 

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Updated August 6, 2019 22.8k votes 6.9k voters 535.8k views 41 items

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
Herschel Supply Co
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Osprey Packs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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JanSport is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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The North Face is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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Adidas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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Patagonia, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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Under Armour is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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High Sierra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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Wenger Swiss Gear is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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Timbuk2 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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Wild Craft is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Puma SE is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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DaKine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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Deuter Sport is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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Kipling is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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The Timberland Company ... 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
LL Bean
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Oakley, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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Arc'teryx is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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Victorinox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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Quiksilver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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Crumpler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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Ogio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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