The 10 Best rucksacks


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1. Eastpak Provider Blackout


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


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


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


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


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


"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


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


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


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


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.