My old jansport backpack which I havehad for probably ten years is starting to fall apart and I'm looking for a new one to replace it. I have a few requirements which :

  • minimalist design
  • black or grey
  • Small ("women's") size
  • at least two sections (main compartment and front compartment
  • enough room to hold 5 notebooks, a 1 inch binder, and a thin laptop
  • laptop sleeve built in (this would be nice, but it's no big deal if it doesn't have one)
  • built to last a few years
  • under $150

I was looking around at the local stores and only found really big backpacks.

Everlane is definitely better construction and much more comfortable for carrying anything more than some notebooks and a laptop or more.

Still, I love the look of the kanken, and the durability seems great. I found a pretty good deal for the kanken big on amazon, so I might end up buying it.