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Find The Best Commuter Backpack

Mandy Carr Jan 31, 2023

Being a commuter college student can be a lot of fun, but it comes with its own challenges

Getting to class can be a concern as parking spots fill up quickly. Making friends can also seem challenging when you’re not living on campus. A big obstacle to overcome is finding a way to carry everything you need for classes. Of course, you need to bring all your books and laptop, but you’ll also want a phone charger, laptop charger, hair brush, hair ties, water bottle and anything else you may need to get through the day. Luckily this is an easy problem to fix. All you have to do is find the right backpack for you — one that can fit all your supplies but also fits your style. 


The Double Break bag is an excellent option for any gender. It comes in pastel colors and even a floral design. It also comes in dark solid colors, so there are plenty of options. It also has a laptop sleeve inside and plenty of room for books. There are two pockets on the outside. The top smaller one is great for pens, keys, sunglasses and your phone charger. The bottom one you can use for snacks. On top of all that, it comes with two bottle pockets. One can be for your water and the other for your caffeine.


The Right Pack Premium backpack is for students looking for an elevated look. It comes in five colors and has a suede leather bottom, trims and zipper pulls. Like the Double Break, it has a laptop sleeve and two front pockets. One of the pockets has a built-in organizer—no need to search when it can be neatly put away, ready to grab and go. Plus, there’s a water bottle pocket to keep you hydrated throughout the day.


The Main Campus backpack is perfect if you’re looking for even more room in your bag. There are two main compartments, so no worries about fitting your calculus and biology textbooks. Plus, there are side compression straps to help hold everything. Of course, there’s still a sleeve for your laptop. And there are two organizer compartments. Top that off with a pocket for your water bottle. It even comes in 19 different colors and designs. Meaning you’ll find one to fit your style.


The Women's Agave backpack is an excellent option for those who want something similar to the Main Campus bag but want straps that are a better fit for their body type. It also has two compartments to fit all your books. Plus, a laptop sleeve and a tablet pocket. So if some of your textbooks are digital, you don’t have to find a spot for it. Or you can fit in personal reading in between classes. In addition, it also comes with an accessory pocket and a quick-access pocket. You can also pack your caffeine and water with the dual bottle pockets. So it can fit everything you need. On top of all that, it has an adjustable sternum strap to protect your back.


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