The 10 Best rucksacks

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1. Eastpak Provider Blackout

£65, epacks.co.uk

No list of the best backpacks would be complete without an Eastpak in there somewhere. This one has two main compartments, one mini one, plus a padded laptop sleeve as well.

2. Kiplings

£82, selfridges.com

This bag was created for the 25th birthday of bag brand Kipling and is a reworking of its classic school backpack. It has a wipe-clean nylon finish and the cute Monkey keyring.

 

3. Ted Baker

£99, boros.co.uk

If you're not in the market for nylon or neon, check out this lightweight rucksack from Ted Baker. It's nice and roomy, so would do for a day out or even a night away.

 

4. Vaude Splock 28

£76.84, outdoor-ranger.co.uk

Off climbing or for a weekend's camping? The Vaude Splock is just the bag for you. It's a manageable mid-range size with attachments that will please the pros.

 

5. Lowe Alpine Crag Attack

£64.99, blacks.co.uk

Ideal for walking holidays when you need comfort as much as capacity. The harness and padded hip belt allows you to adjust the roomy four-pocketer to your specification.

 

6.North Face Women's Electra

£35, thenorthface.com

"Sleek" and "light" are the watchwords with this women's day pack. The "yoke-style" straps make it exceptionally comfy on the shoulders and tight to your back.

 

7. Salomon Revo Minim

£74.99, fieldandtrek.com

You aren't going to fit your entire life in the Salomon, but it isn't tiny, either. And its perforated shoulder straps and air-vent system keeps back sweat to a minimum.

 

8. JanSport Spring Break

£17.99, surfdome.com

It may be called the Spring Break but this pack is best used for days out. It comes with a large compartment, comfy adjustable straps and a mini pocket on the front.

 

9. Adidas London Olympic Wenlock

£16, johnlewis.com

Channel the Olympic spirit with this London 2012 pack, which features mascot Wenlock tearing through the finish line.

 

10. The Cuties and Pals Cazbi Bee

£25, johnlewis.com

Looking for a comfy bag for junior? This cute number is made from hard-wearing, easy-to-clean ABS plastic and the side panels and shoulder straps are padded.

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