The Best Bag for Your Best Year Yet

The Best Bag for Your Best Year Yet

A new school year is quickly approaching. The first-day outfit: check. The new shoes: check. The notebooks: check. But what about the bag? With so many choices, which one is best? More pockets, or more technical features? Maybe you’re looking for a bold color to make a statement in the hallway. Check out our top backpack picks for your best year yet! Easily (& stylishly) carry your gear and go with these: the adidas Prime 4, Under Armour Hustle 3.0, adidas Strength 3 and Nike Brasilia.


One ideal bag. Multiple colors. YES! The adidas Prime 4 is a larger backpack that’s perfect for those extra AP classes you picked up. Fit all of your books (and more!) in the bag that’s really got your back. No, really. Our favorite feature is the padded load spring straps—so comfy—to help with shock absorption. The ultimate parent-approved style. And if you’ve traded the textbooks for a tablet, it’s got your back there, too. This bag has a 15.4” laptop sleeve to keep the holy grail of school supplies safe and secure. And all of the pockets inside keep your extras perfectly organized. We repeat: so many pockets.



This bag from Under Armour PUTS. IN. WORK. The best part about this backpack is all the great technology so you can easily breeze through the day. Storm technology is made to repel water while HeatGear shoulder straps are made for comfort. Who knew bags could have such cool features! But we said it puts in work and we meant it. This bag features 2 side pockets for water bottles and a pocket at the bottom of the bag for the items that need to be kept separate (athletes, we’re talking about your smelly gym sneakers, here). And we’re obsessed with the mint and grey color combo!


This adidas Strength 3 pack is built strong for those who demand the most from their bag. It’s ideal for those who don’t believe in second trips. Carry your cargo all in 1 bag, all in 1 trip. It carries so much! And go beyond campus with this bag—bring it along for your day trips or weekend getaways. The rugged design and durable construction will always go where you go. Ready for a super-cool feature? Its built-in insulated cooler pocket helps all your snacks stay chilled.


Take note of this signature red Nike Brasilia bag. The motto for this backpack is: 2 is always better than 1. Dual zippers and dual side pockets really prove it, too. Because this bag puts in double duty for you. Easy access to your stuff and easy storage make this bag your versatile go-to for the year. And the water-resistant bottom is there for any mishaps (if there’s a spill, we won’t tell). And of course, you have to have the Nike swoosh. So which bag is fit for your gear? Let us know! And don’t forget to pin this blog for later!