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27 Backpacks For Actual Adults

Pack it up, pack it in.

Work in Progress is a fashion-centric arm of the classic American workwear brand Carhartt.

2. Boreas Topaz 18L, $45

Boreas is a small, innovative outdoor company based in San Francisco.

3. Drifter Day Pack, $90

Simple, sturdy bags made in the USA.

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4. Poler Stuffable Pack, $33

Lightweight and packable bag from the super cool camping brand out of Portland, OR.

An equally affordable alternative to the ubiquity of Herschel.

6. Patagonia Linked Pack 16L, $79

A tough and minimal pack from basically the best outdoor brand in the world.

7. Kletterwerks Tote Backpack, $89

Made in the USA by a family who have been making backpacks for nearly 40 years.

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8. Topo Designs Y-Pack, $98

Made in the USA by super cool Denver-based Topo Designs.

9. And Wander 20L Daypack, $160

And Wander is one of the killer crop of newish Japanese outdoor brands.

10. Nixon Origami Backpack, $130

A water-resistant bag from Nixon.

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11. C6 Simple Pocket Backpack, $112

Made out of ballistic nylon.

12. Filson Dry Day Backpack, $153

Made in the USA by Filson, one of the legendary American sporting brands.

13. Master-Piece Link Backpack, $175

Made in Japan by the backpack gurus at Master-Piece.

Weighs less than half a pound. Made in USA.

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Water-resistant and spacious.

16. Makr Farm Rucksack, $185

I've had this backpack for five years, it's dirty AF, but otherwise it has held up beautifully. Made in USA.

Made in USA but the same company that owns great brands like Yuketen and Monitaly.

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An innovative hiker with a Kevlar reinforced base.

19. Y-3 Qasa Backpack, $269

Y-3 is a high-end line from Adidas designed by Yohji Yamamoto.

Made in USA from ballistic Cordura.

21. Killspencer Daypack, $225

Made in the USA from waxed canvas and premium leather.

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22. Tanner Goods Voyager Daypack, $250

Handmade and trail-tested in Portland, Oregon.

23. Briefing Force S, $357

Made in the USA from military-grade materials (like this ballistic nylon).

24. Porter Tanker Backpack, $335

Made in Japan by Porter, which is basically the Japanese bag brand.

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25. Epaulet Bergen Backpack, $450

Made in Portugal from full-grain Italian leather. Yeah, it's expensive, but the same bag made by Gucci or Prada would cost three times as much.

26. Nanamica Two-Tone Cycling Pack, $414

Made in Japan by Nanamica, which is basically one of the premier high-end outdoor brands in the world.

Côte&Ciel is a newish brand out of Paris making high-concept, minimal bags and packs.

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