Lightweight school backpack

tentala

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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.
 
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MRxROBOT

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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.
 
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tentala

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I looked at Swissgear. They are well made, but too heavy. It seems that Jansport has the lightest backpacks.
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I'm waiting for the North Face Access BackPack to be released on the 26th.
Do you know it's weight? Thanks.
 

Voxis

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I looked at Swissgear. They are well made, but too heavy. It seems that Jansport has the lightest backpacks.
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Do you know it's weight? Thanks.
Official Website

STYLE: NF0A2T7D

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
 

tentala

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Official Website

STYLE: NF0A2T7D

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
It's too heavy. A 4-lb backpack is about the weight of my laptop.
 

tentala

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This is what I have for now...
Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz. Feels great so far
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.
 

Cobalt50

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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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