Find Your Perfect Backpack With Our Backpack Comparison Guide

July is the sweet spot of summer. There are plenty of fun weekends ahead, but you’re close enough to the upcoming school year to start feeling the excitement set in! You’re not in back-to-school shopping crunch-time yet, so you have enough time to research the best options for everything on your checklist. First up: choosing the perfect backpack. With so many styles, colors, prints and fabrications to choose from, we can help you find your perfect pack with our backpack comparison guide.

iconic collection

 

 

iconic small backpack


available in: pearlized and cotton

size: small

$95

If you’re looking for a petite backpack to serve as your everyday bag, you’ve met your match! Don’t let its small size fool you, the Iconic Small Backpack is the perfect size to fit your full-sized wallet, keys and phone, with plenty of room to spare for snacks and a book.

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iconic campus backpack


available in: cotton, microfiber, pearlized and denim

size: large

starting at $115

The Iconic Campus Backpack is a long-time customer favorite for good reason. With over a dozen patterns and colors to choose from, this bag is not too big and not too small. You’ll have plenty of room for all your school essentials, with a special compartment for your laptop, too.

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iconic xl campus backpack


available in: cotton and microfiber

size: extra large

starting at $130

 

If you’re a heavy packer (or have an 18-credit semester ahead), you’ll want to upgrade to the Iconic XL Campus Backpack. With the same features of its smaller sister, you’ll love the additional compartment, extra organization and comfortable chest strap.

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lighten up collection

 

 

sling backpack


available in: cotton and lighten up

size: small

$50

Our new Sling Backpack has been flying off the shelves since we released it this spring. So very versatile, this new sling design can be worn on either shoulder (front or back) for the ultimate on-the-go ease. This small, lightweight style is offered in both water-repellent Lighten Up and signature cotton.

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lighten up daytripper backpack


available in: lighten up

size: medium

$100

 

New to our backpack line up this year, the Lighten Up Daytripper Backpack is great for both campus and weekend. With an elastic drawstring and push-buckle closure, this backpack can hold more than it appears with a laptop pocket and elastic side pockets for your water bottle.

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lighten up grand backpack


available in: lighten up

size: large

$115

Much like our Iconic Campus Backpack, the Lighten Up Grand Backpack is the perfect size for your school essentials — and it’s in our water-repellent Lighten Up fabrication. This durable, spacious and lightweight style will keep your laptop safe in a padded compartment and your school supplies organized with plenty of pockets.

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lighten up journey backpack


available in: lighten up

size: extra large

$175

If you like to use your backpack for school, travel and weekend, the Lighten Up Journey Backpack is calling your name. Our largest backpack style is packed (pun intended) with features, including separate compartments for your shoes, sunglasses and laptop! With a trolley sleeve, detachable straps and helpful handles, this backpack is airline-friendly, too, making it the perfect travel companion.

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clearly colorful collection

 

 

 

clearly colorful stadium backpack


available in: clearly colorful

size: small

$50

Our new Clearly Colorful Stadium Backpack is a great sidekick for your summer concerts, festivals and upcoming fall tailgates. Fitting just the necessities, this clear backpack is stadium-compliant, so you can bring it with you (packed with extra snacks, of course).

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clearly colorful large backpack


available in: clearly colorful

size: medium

$80

If you’re needing a clear option that’s a bit bigger, meet the Clearly Colorful Large Backpack. This see-through style is great for school regulations, while still letting you show off your personality with the fun patterned trim and straps. Plus, gone are the days of digging for your calculator when you’ll be able to quickly spot exactly where it is!

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  1. Emily said on :

    Please, please, please bring back a regular sized backpack without the laptop compartment – like when the Campus Backpack and the Tech were divided. I like to travel with a backpack, as my personal item, but never use a laptop and that is just wasted space! Trust me, I’ve tried it! Those who travel with a laptop can use the sleeves/organizers you offer, but those who don’t travel with one have no choices! Or you could make it customizable online – order the campus backpack with or without the laptop compartment! Please consider!

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    I love Vera Bradley bags…especially your Hadley backpack…I just returned from a trip overseas and it was perfect…but I wished so so much you would make either this one or one that is convertible…either use it as a backpack or crossbody or shoulder strap…one that has a main strap that you can pull up on and convert it in seconds…I would order one in every color!!!!! Please, Please, please consider this design. Sometimes you can’t wear backpacks in museums or stores and it would be wonderful having the convertible style. Thank You !!!!

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  5. Maggie said on :

    I think that a customizable backpack would be great. Or you could have 2 different kinds of backpacks. One that could be used with carrying laptops and one for not carrying laptops. Hears the thing who wants to carry all that weight on their back in the first place. What about a messenger bag that holds everything from books to your laptop or anything you want it to. We don’t want more people having back issues as everyone gets older.

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