Lightweight school backpack

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  1. tentala, May 13, 2016
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    tentala macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. cdcastillo macrumors 6502a

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    I'm waiting for the North Face Access BackPack to be released on the 26th.
     
  3. MRxROBOT macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  4. tentala thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  5. Voxis macrumors newbie

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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
     
  6. tentala thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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

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    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 member

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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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