Herschel bags are cool, stylish and just simply look good. However, it is sometimes important just to step away from the brand and be somewhat different in your own respect.
So we went out and scoured the market for the best alternatives to the Herschel bag that you probably didn’t even know existed. All of these bags add a certain finesse to persona just as they are well made.
1 – Fjallraven Rucksack No.21
Fjallraven has long been known in the trade of quality backpacks and, of course, their Rucksack No.21 model stands no different. This Rucksack is largely modeled on their waxed G-1000 model but constructed to be far more durable. This rucksack has been designed so that you can use it every day and yet, it is still durable enough to take on hiking trips or even camping. By featuring clean lines and natural toned leather, you can clearly see the classic style of Fjallraven that has been, and will be, a winner for ages to come. The Rucksack No. 21 is loaded from the top and has an inner pocket that has been padded at the bottom so that you can safely store your laptop. An integrated snow-lock has been designed into the back for those snowy days where you just can’t afford to get your things wet and it also has a removable seat pad as well as a pocket that can hold a thermos in an upright position. The top lid is held in place with the use of straps and metals nubs that just gives it that classic feel and, apart from the main compartment, the rucksack also has one large front pocket and side pockets for extra storage. You can purchase the Fjallraven Rucksack No.21 in a variety of colors.
BUY | $79.28+
2 – Duluth Scoutmaster Pack
The Scoutmaster Pack by Duluth is based on their extremely popular Scout pack; the Scoutmaster is much larger but still carries the Duluth style. Measuring in at 14 x 17 x 5 inches, this backpack is large enough to hold all of your belongings whether you may be on campus or traveling abroad. It’s tough and durable as well since it has been constructed out of high-quality 15-ounce canvas and you’ll never have to worry about a strap breaking since the shoulder webs have been made from cotton web. It closes by using a roller buckle and leather straps add to the style of the bag as well as giving strength to the closure. Apart from the main compartment, you’ll find that the Duluth Scoutmaster Pack also has side slip pockets and top compression straps for added security. So be it that you have your laptop and documents to carry or camping gear, the Duluth Scoutmaster Pack will keep your stuff safe. You can order the Scoutmaster pack in a variety of colors that range from Charcoal Black all the way to Oxblood Red.
BUY | $165
3 – Topo Designs Mountain Pack
The 23L Mountain Pack by Topo Designs is, as the name suggests, a pack that would be perfect for hiking and amateur mountaineering. It’s fairly large with its 23 liter (6 Gallon) capacity and extremely rugged since it has been constructed out of 1000D Cordura® for the exterior while the interior is made from coated pack cloth. The main compartment features a laptop sleeve and a zippered pocket and a drawstring closure makes sure that all of your things are secure. The straps are made from heavy-duty seatbelt webbing and sturdy plastic buckles are made to last. Apart from the natural leather lash tabs that add style to the overall theme of the Mountain Pack, they can also be used to attach other necessities such as a bicycle light or other gear. You can buy the Mountain Pack by Topo Designs in a variety of colors to suit your daily, or hiking, needs.
BUY | $159
4 – Just Porter Sable Rucksack
The Sable Rucksack by Just Porter is unique in the fact that it is not only extremely durable and high quality but also in the fact that it is completely waterproof. So, if you were worried about your electronics on your journeys, then the Sable Rucksack is for you. The is made from Military-grade non-Phthalate waterproof 1000D tarpaulin and for that added security the inner has also been lined with it. You’ll find that both the custom milled hooks as well as the buckle for your chest is fitted with rare earth magnets that makes detaching them very simple while still having enough strength to keep the rucksack secure. The outside has a fast access laptop pocket that can hold a 15” Macbook and your iPad is intelligently placed under the flap for extra protection. Getting through airport security is also a breeze since you can simply store your phone, wallet and passport in the front vertical zipper while you easily remove your laptop from the storage sleeve. The Sable Rucksack measures in at an impressive 21 x 13 x 6 inches and can be purchased in Black, Grey or Olive Green. The best part is that every time someone purchases a Sable Rucksack from Just Porter, they donate a bag filled with school supplies to a child in need.
BUY | $199.99
5 – Burton Tinder Pack
The Burton Tinder Pack delivers quality and durability through its 80% cotton and 20% Polyester construction. The Cotton is 105 Canvas while the Polyester is 900D which not only gives you excellent water resistance but also adds to the coloring and the style of the bag. The Tinder pack features a separated padded laptop compartment that measure 16.5 x 10 x 1.5 inches that’s perfect to store your Macbook while you can easily store your tablet in the zippered mesh pocket that has been sewn onto the inner. For all your other accessories, the Tinder pack offers a top pocket that can be used for your mobile and even your ID. The main compartment features a drawstring closure that ensures that all of your goods are kept secure as well as lending speed to access. If you choose to go for the Beagle Brown, you know that you will look good where ever you may roam since it has been artfully decorated in a brushed faux leather detail. This rucksack is perfect for any trip that you might want to make and you’ll look good while doing so. However, this model does come in a variety of different styles as well.
BUY | $62.99
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