Last week, I asked if anyone had requests for future shopping posts, and this was a very popular one. I live to serve — and also, what better time to go looking for your new grown-up backpack than early August, when a young person’s fancy turns to thoughts of Back-to-School. (I understand a lot of kids actually ARE back to school already, which, as a GenX crone, is wild to me. School should begin the day after Labor Day, as God intended.) I personally have not ever really been a backpack person, other than in college, when I used your old classic Jansport, which IS a classic for a reason. But there are so many options now:

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