So I thought I’d crowdsource this one. My backpack is falling apart on me, and it’s only a matter of time before the straps finally give way. It’s a SwissGear I bought about a semester ago, and it seems that I cannot keep a back longer than a semester and a half. They can’t take the weight. I carry a lot of books and notes in there, as well as my laptop, charger, water bottle and travel mug. I asked my roommate to hand it to me once, and she could barely lift it. I think on average it’s about 25-30 pounds, but I’ve never weighed it.
Either way, it’s murder on most backpacks I’ve tried. I need something durable and that will last at least a year or two. Preferably something that doesn’t actually look like I’m about to ascend into the Catskills for a week, even if it could make the trip. Anyone have experience or advice here?
ETA: I’m willing to pay more to get more use out it. It can be a little pricier if it delivers.