Hello! A lot of people have been asking about my Anello backpack (which you can see in this post.) Instead of doing a review on one backpack, I decided to make a post talking about different kinds of them, including the Anello!
I’m sectioning these off to the three main types of backpacks that I use, each section named after the brand of the backpack I use the most.
Hopefully, this post can prove helpful to some of you guys. Without further rambling, let’s start:
I. ANELLO - the stylish backpack
Others like this would be the Kanken (though not a 100% match) and other more “cutesie” backpacks.
Anellos come in a lot of different colors and color combinations. It’s stylish, and is particualrly trendy in Japan and other parts of Asia. Most people get it in black or plum, or in the style I’ve gotten, which you can see above. (It’s the one in the middle.) It’s around $50, and is actually very sturdy and strong.
What I like about the Anello backpack is that it’s roomy. It stands straight when I set it on the floor. There are two side pockets for water bottles or other items you need to access quickly, as well a another compartment in front that you can zip up. The Anello doesn’t come with a million pockets though, so it might be a turn off for some people. It’s got some compartments on the inside - I use it to put in my calculator - but overall it’s not a compartmen-wonderland. It is very comfortable to wear, though.
However, if you’re a student who needs to transport a lot of books everyday, I wouldn’t recommend this for you. The Anello is spacious, but not overly so. It can fit, for me, two thick textbooks, a couple of thin notebooks, and two more medium-sized books. If I want to bring home both of my binders, I have to use a separate canvas tote bag. It also has no other pocket for laptops or any other electronics. If you use an iPad or tablet with a case, then it shouldn’t pose a problem. But if you’re a heavy laptop user, then…well, now you know?
Here is the Amazon link if you wanted to check it out.
II. TUMI - the techie backpack
Tumi offers more styles and variety, but what I’m talking about are the backpacks that are long and thin and are designed for travel.What’s great about these are that they’ve got a whole padded section for your laptop. Laptop cases make them ten times heavier, so it’s great to have that protection whilst still keeping the light weight.
However, because it’s thin, it doesn’t hold a lot of books. Maybe a couple of folders, a textbook, a notebook. It’s not ideal if your school hasn’t gone completely digital as of yet, and you still need to cart around dozens of textbooks to and from class.This is the best option probably if you type out your notes, or if you’ve collected all the e-book versions of your textbooks.
Tumi is pretty expensive - I got mine on sale at an outlet store while I was in San Francisco - but there are dozens of backpacks like it. One of my other favorite brands is Herschel, and they come in a lot of designs, too. I’ve also been using a Hex backpack for a couple of years and it’s stayed pretty strong. I still use it from time to time. Both of them are around $60.
III. KIPLING - for heavy weights
This is the backpack I use when it’s Review week and I’m bringing all my books home to study. It’s really spacious, with several compartments inside. But really, most of all: space. It fits all my books, my notebooks, my two 1-inch binders, and my expanding file folder. It’s got padded straps too. Also, a small slightly-padded divider for your laptop! It has a small pocket on the top-most part of the bag, which I use to hide my phone in during class.
If I were to be extremely honest, I’d say that this is the best bet, though let’s be real - not the most stylish. My backpack is from Kipling, but Jansport is also always a good option to look into.
Anyway, that’s all I’ve got! Those are the three types of backpacks I use for school most often. Hopefully this can help you choose which one is best for you or that you just enjoyed looking through. Have a nice day! xGabrielle
Well maybe for some people school started last week but still I hope this post it’s helpful. I had a lot of experiences with backpacks through my highschool years and now in college/ university.
For me the most comfortable way of carrying all my necessities is a backpack and not a bag, here is why:
- Backpack are comfortable and have so much more space
- They come in all shape and sizes and are customizable.
- Easy to wash and a little less expensive.
- No pain on your shoulder or arm because of the heaviness of a bag.
Now for the reason of the post, this for me are the essential things you should have:
- Notebook/iPad: for taking notes and searching in class.
-Journal: for the important dates and thoughts.
-Stationary: Pens (Stabilo, Pilot G2, Muji, Zebra, Staedtler), markers (Sharpie, Zebra Mildliner), washi tape, erasers, sharper, mini stapler and pencils.
- Book of preference: this will help to kill time through your free periods. (Mine right now is Inferno by Dan Brown)
-Water and energy: Remember to carry your bottle of water and some snacks for boosting your energy like energy bars (personally I like Nature Valley), blueberries, cranberries, some cookies, etc…
- Bag of makeup: I’m no the kind of persons who likes to have this item on her bag but it’s a life saver for emergencies, in it I have: compact powder, the lipstick or lipbalm, mascara, Kleenex and tiny container (like those round of Nivea for creams or balm) with Vaseline, this odd container with the Kleenex will help you if you have a smudge mascara and even if you made a mistake with your brows.
-Headphones: for studying, canceling noise or just simply killing time with good music or audio book.
This is what i carry on my backpack, believe me it’s so much easier if your use one and not a bag for example: I have a friend that loves her Nine West giant bag and use it for school but she complains about the weight of her things (laptop included), yes bag are pretty and make you look girly but they are a pain in the ass and you don’t want pain or marks on your shoulders specially on those long days.
So my advice girls is if you don’t feel comfortable with a backpack like Jansport or Kanken types find a Instagram one like this ones, comfort doesn’t mean ugly.