I bring my laptop everyday to work. I place it in a sleeve and just dump it in my Totoro bag or any tote big enough to fit it. Sadly, I sometimes walk home or commute around a bit, and I don’t think carrying that much weight is good for my shoulder. So I’m looking for a laptop backpack. I’m very particular with the “backpack” part because I need the weight evenly distributed.
Sadly, most laptop backpacks are either
- Too masculine
- Too bulky
- Too casual-looking, like a highschooler’s daypack.
Of course, being the vain person that I am, I want a really stylish one. Imagine wearing a nice blouse and trousers and then carrying a super casual backpack (had to link, can’t help it. They have the pushiest, most annoying sales attendants. I’ll say “Thanks, but I want something more classic and feminine-looking” , “Ma’am we have it in red, pang babae… classic po yan pwedeng pang opisina”… STFU PLZ!)
Anyway, I’m obviously looking for a certain look. I scoured the internet and below are my choices.
1. Hasso Bags
So I found out about this Columbian brand Hasso and all it’s awesomeness. It’s EXACTLY what I want. My boyfriend is biased towards the Vega (because it’s green and shares his last name), but I think the Casas might suit my needs more. Sadly, they don’t seem to have any stockist here in the Philippines. Also, they’re both over $100, which is too much to spend on a backpack, imo. Although I’ve read good reviews for this and apparently these bags are of superior quality.
Herschel Little America
Even though this back is kinda big, I really like the vintage hiking bag look of Herschel’s Little America. We actually have Herschel here in the Philippines, but they only have limited colors. But then again, I guess that’s a good thing since I can’t choose the color I want myself. I narrowed it down to these three: drab green, denim, striped.
Again, these bags are super expensive, and I think the quality isn’t as good as the Hasso (based on reviews). Still, availability is a plus.
Eastpak Klosser Cottown in Beige
Now this bag, I’m sure is available here. I actually spotted it in Bratpack last time I checked. It’s also expensive (Php4,999), and somehow does not seem very sturdy. I like the size and the style, although the beige seems much lighter IRL and I’m afraid it’ll get dirty easily.
If all else fails, I’ll probably cop this one.
Why are laptop backpacks so expensive? I’m a bit hesitant to shell out this much on a bag. But then again, many other women buy LVs and Pradas and other designer bags. Name aside, if we’re paying for quality, then I guess that price is reasonable. I just have too much vanity in me to give in to my inner scrooge and buy that Hawk one. I don’t want bags like that huhuhu.
Do you know of any cute laptop backpacks? How much are you wiling to spend on a backpack? Post your comments.