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

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JanSport 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

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Adidas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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High Sierra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
itshailey added High Sierra

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

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Under Armour is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
FeliciaRace added Under Armour

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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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Timbuk2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
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DaKine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
designergamergeek added DaKine

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Kipling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
kushi.anand2005 added Kipling

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Timberland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
czetaz added Timberland

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Columbia Sportswear 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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Ogio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Toti added Ogio

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Oakley, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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LL Bean is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Ful is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
mgx19 added Ful The FUL brand was founded by Justin Timberlake.

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Jack Wolfskin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
julian-matthias added Jack Wolfskin

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Quiksilver 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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Mission Workshop is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
BobbyMorris added Mission Workshop

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Manhattan Portage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Widia Andreena added Manhattan Portage

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Burton Snowboards is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Crumpler 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
julian-matthias added VAUDE

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Free Knight is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
H A R K O R added Free Knight

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

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

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Arc'teryx is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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The North Face is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
H A R K O R added The North Face

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Gregory is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Hype is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Anthony_Royster added Hype

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Lowepro 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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Roxy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Black Diamond Equipment 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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Fedon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Toti added Fedon

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Targus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
tadashi-shichida added Targus

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Manfrotto is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Backpack Brands
Toti added Manfrotto

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Six Moon Designs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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

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

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

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

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Rivendell Mountain Works is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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Inov-8 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Backpack Brands

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