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Find Your Perfect Backpack With Our Backpack Comparison Guide

Posted by Adele Poudrier on

July is the sweet spot of summer. There are plenty of fun weekends ahead, but you’re close enough to the upcoming school year to start feeling the excitement set in! You’re not in back-to-school shopping crunch-time yet, so you have enough time to research the best options for everything on your checklist. First up: choosing the perfect backpack. With so many styles, colors, prints and fabrications to choose from, we can help you find your perfect pack with our backpack comparison guide.

 

iconic collection

iconic small backpack

available in: pearlized and cotton

size: small

$95


If you’re looking for a petite backpack to serve as your everyday bag, you've met your match! Don’t let its small size fool you, the Iconic Small Backpack is the perfect size to fit your full-sized wallet, keys and phone, with plenty of room to spare for snacks and a book.

 

Shop the small backpack

 

iconic campus backpack

available in: cotton, microfiber, pearlized and denim

size: large

starting at $115

The Iconic Campus Backpack is a long-time customer favorite for good reason. With over a dozen patterns and colors to choose from, this bag is not too big and not too small. You’ll have plenty of room for all your school essentials, with a special compartment for your laptop, too.

Shop The Campus Backpack

 

iconic xl campus backpack

available in: cotton and microfiber

size: extra large

starting at $130

The Iconic Campus Backpack is a long-time customer favorite for good reason. With over a dozen patterns and colors to choose from, this bag is not too big and not too small. You’ll have plenty of room for all your school essentials, with a special compartment for your laptop, too.

Shop The XL Campus Backpack

 

lighten up

sling backpack

available in: cotton and lighten up

size: small

$50

Our new Sling Backpack has been flying off the shelves since we released it this spring. So very versatile, this new sling design can be worn on either shoulder (front or back) for the ultimate on-the-go ease. This small, lightweight style is offered in both water-repellent Lighten Up and signature cotton. 

 

Shop The Sling Backpack

lighten up daytripper backpack

available in: lighten up

size: medium

$100

New to our backpack line up this year, the Lighten Up Daytripper Backpack is great for both campus and weekend. With an elastic drawstring and push-buckle closure, this backpack can hold more than it appears with a laptop pocket and elastic side pockets for your water bottle.

 

Shop The Daytripper Backpack

lighten up grand backpack

available in: lighten up

size: large

$115

Much like our Iconic Campus Backpack, the Lighten Up Grand Backpack is the perfect size for your school essentials — and it’s in our water-repellent Lighten Up fabrication. This durable, spacious and lightweight style will keep your laptop safe in a padded compartment and your school supplies organized with plenty of pockets.

 

Shop The Grand Backpack

 

lighten up journey backpack

available in: lighten up 

size: extra large

$175

If you like to use your backpack for school, travel and weekend, the Lighten Up Journey Backpack is calling your name. Our largest backpack style is packed (pun intended) with features, including separate compartments for your shoes, sunglasses and laptop! With a trolley sleeve, detachable straps and helpful handles, this backpack is airline-friendly, too, making it the perfect travel companion.

 

Shop The Journey Backpack

 

 

 

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clearly colorful stadium backpack

available in: clearly colorful

size: small

$50

Our new Clearly Colorful Stadium Backpack is a great sidekick for your summer concerts, festivals and upcoming fall tailgates. Fitting just the necessities, this clear backpack is stadium-compliant, so you can bring it with you (packed with extra snacks, of course).

 

Shop Clearly Colorful Stadium Backpack

clearly colorful large backpack

available in: clearly colorful

size: medium

$80

If you’re needing a clear option that’s a bit bigger, meet the Clearly Colorful Large Backpack. This see-through style is great for school regulations, while still letting you show off your personality with the fun patterned trim and straps. Plus, gone are the days of digging for your calculator when you’ll be able to quickly spot exactly where it is! 

 

Shop Clearly Colorful Large Backpack

 

Shop Backpacks

Small Backpack

$95
2 Colors Available
Campus Backpack-Cloud Vine-Image 1-Vera Bradley
Bestseller

Campus Backpack

in Signature Cotton
$115
16 Patterns Available
XL Campus Backpack-Makani Paisley-Image 1-Vera Bradley
Bestseller

XL Campus Backpack

in Signature Cotton
$130
11 Patterns Available

Sling Backpack

in Reactive
$55
4 Colors and 7 Patterns Available

Daytripper Backpack

in Reactive
$95
2 Colors and 3 Patterns Available

Grand Backpack

in Reactive
$115
4 Colors and 7 Patterns Available

Journey Backpack

in Reactive
$175
2 Colors and 3 Patterns Available

Clearly Colorful Stadium Backpack Set

$60
3 Patterns Available

Clearly Colorful Large Backpack Set

$90
3 Patterns Available

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