Lightweight school backpack

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tentala, May 13, 2016.

  1. tentala, May 13, 2016
    Last edited: May 13, 2016

    tentala macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2015
    I'm looking for a lightweight (<= 1.5 lbs) school backpack that has at least 3 big compartments. I need to carry my laptop, books, notes, exams (I'm both studying and teaching).
    - High quality backpacks are preferred, but weight and the number of compartments are more important. Lighter is better.
    - I plan to buy before school starts again in August.

    Thank you.
  2. cdcastillo macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2007
    The cesspit of civilization
    I'm waiting for the North Face Access BackPack to be released on the 26th.
  3. MRxROBOT macrumors 6502


    Apr 14, 2016
    Last i was in school, I remember carrying my trusty old JanSport to class :cool:

    So back from memory lane, I found North Face bags to be a bit heavy, my Case Logic fell apart rather quickly but my Targus has held up well.
  4. tentala thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2015
    I looked at Swissgear. They are well made, but too heavy. It seems that Jansport has the lightest backpacks.
    --- Post Merged, May 13, 2016 ---
    Do you know it's weight? Thanks.
  5. Voxis macrumors newbie


    Oct 18, 2015
    Official Website


    VOLUME: 22 liters

    CAPACITY: 1343 in³

    AVERAGE WEIGHT: 4 lbs, 5 oz (1955 g)

    EXTERIOR FABRIC: 500D nylon/polyester heather emboss

    INTERIOR FABRIC: 500D nylon

    STRAPS: Compression molded

    BACK PANEL: Flex Vent

    LAPTOP COMPARTMENT: Fits 15" laptop

    GUARANTEE: Lifetime Warranty
  6. tentala thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2015
    It's too heavy. A 4-lb backpack is about the weight of my laptop.
  7. Voxis macrumors newbie


    Oct 18, 2015
    This is what I have for now...
    Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz. Feels great so far
  8. tentala thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2015
    Thank you. I found it's weird that people don't care about the weight of their own bag while complaining about their back pain. I hardly find any website selling bags that has a filter for weight, making it much harder to find a desired bag.
  9. Cobalt50 macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2015
    REI just came out with some lightpacking bags. I don't have time to look it up but you can check their website. I looked at them in their store and they are barebones but might fit your requirements.

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