2020欧洲杯积分

The Streamlined, Super-Comfortable Pack That Saved My Busted Back

2020欧洲杯积分The brand's Mammoth pack holds a lot—and looks good doing it.

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Timothy Mulcare

SHOP $119.99, herschel.com. . . . . . . . So I immediately did some research and came across the Mammoth backpack from Herschel. I’m now a backpack guy. And I’m never going back (pun absolutely intended).

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The pack features a handy phone pocket at the top.
Timothy Mulcare

I don’t feel like a tween going to middle school.

I guess the reason I suffered through the back pain of using a shoulder bag is that I was worried about looking unprofessional or juvenile wearing a backpack. I’m not going to show up at a meeting with my little backpack, looking like I’m going to pull out a trapper keeper and my brown bag lunch. I’m a man, dammit, I put my trapper keeper and brown bag lunch in a briefcase like an adult. But the modern, minimalist design of this Herschel bag honestly looks more professional than the messenger bag I used to carry around. It’s stylish, it’s mature, it’s functional. The black nylon exterior doesn’t show dirt, and aesthetically, it’s the exact opposite of carrying around a Spongebob or Paw Patrol backpack.

SHOP $119.99, herschel.com

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A padded laptop sleeve accommodates up to a 15" computer (or a trapper keeper).
Timothy Mulcare

It’s extremely comfortable.

2020欧洲杯积分Hey, look: I know anything is an improvement from a shoulder bag that was literally destroying my human body, but this bag is legitimately comfortable. It’s a step up from the signature Herschel backpacks, with extra padding on the back and shoulder straps. It also has a less bulky shape, allowing for the bag to fit more comfortably against your back, keeping it from jutting out too far and putting unnecessary strain on your back. It also includes a buckled chest strap to connect the shoulder straps, in case you really need to lock yourself in.

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A built-in, pull-out rain shield keeps your stuff safe from sudden downpours.
Timothy Mulcare

This is a bag for the urban explorer.

Along with the functional design, this is a backpack that you can take from work, to exploring the city, to even a hike in actual nature. If you’re going to work, there’s a mesh pocket in the main compartment that fits a computer, and a smaller compartment for other odds and ends. Despite its unobtrusive look, this is a bag that easily holds everything. (My list, on any given day: lunch, workout clothes, work computer, hand sanitizer, notepads, pens, random jackets, my Switch, a book, an umbrella, etc. etc.)

My favorite feature, though, is an extra compartment near the top where I often store my keys, phone and headphones. Most importantly, though, my life requires a lot of walking through the city—and since New York is prone to sudden, intense rainstorms, I often find myself trying to save everything in my bag as I run through a downpour from the train to my destination. But the nylon on this bag stands up to rain, and it even has a built-in rain cover for when you really need to survive in the elements.

SHOP $119.99, herschel.com


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