Backpacks I’m Lusting After

Backpacks I’m Lusting After

This blog is called The Little Backpacker after all, so it would be wrong if I wasn’t at least a little obsessed with backpacks. I use a backpack as my everyday bag, handbag, uni bag and goodness knows what else bag. I own a fair amount and still have the original ones I bought for my first trip back in 2010! Since those days though, bags have come on in leaps and bounds with style becoming one of the main priorities about at backpack. I know for me colour and fit are particularly important especially given my little size. A few of the backpacks on this list are only available state side or rather pricey, hence why I’m lusting after them not owning them. But still a girl can dream, especially about bags…

Backpacks I’m lusting after

backpacks im lusting after

Osprey – 24/7 and Kyte Series

The best two things about these bags except for the colour options are that they are available in the UK and specially designed for women (they have a mens one too) meaning the fit will be much better for a little one like me. These bags would be useful for hiking or just as a normal day bag and come in different sizes too. They are one of the most versatile bags and not too pricey.

HerschelLittle America Backpack

Sadly these guys don’t deliver to the UK but you can purchase a small range of their products (more than just backpacks) in Urban Outfitters or online at ASOS. This company has the design and colour at the front of everything they do. I can’t say I’ve ever found a bag I don’t like made by them. Typically the ones I always fall head over heels in love with don’t make it as far as the UK stockists.

Topo DesignsRover Pack Rucksack

Another US based company who make amazingly designed and brightly coloured backpacks. Their core ‘in to the wild’ feel has inspired their packs to be as useful as possible with small easily accessible pockets for those things you need all the time. These guys do ship internationally but it won’t be a cheap process, for now I’ll stay dreaming about these gorgeous bags.

Leyyabags – World Map Backpack on Etsy

As a travel fanatic there is one thing I am obsessed with over everything else: maps. A bag which is decorated using maps has to be my dream. These guys not only do backpacks but also a wide range of handbags with various map designs. Handmade in Turkey but luckily they ship to the UK for a not too expensive fee.

Cath Kidson Backpacks

And because sometimes every girl likes to feel a little feminine and own a bag doesn’t just feel nice to wear but has a pretty pattern. I have loved Cath Kidson backpacks for as long as I can remember but they changed the style a few years ago and it has taken a bit of getting used too. Possible the cheapest bag in this list but still I’ve always deemed it too expensive to buy! As you can see from the below image they do more than just backpacks, I have several little things from these guys which are handy for travelling


backpacks im lusting after

Do you have a favourite from any of these? Do can you recommend another awesome pack?



  1. 13th October 2015 / 12:27 pm

    The map ones are so pretty but I have to go for functionality! I’m addicted (ugh, what a geek) to Osprey packs, I’ve had 3 now – gradually getting smaller and smaller – and they’ve never let me down.

    I have the Ozone 36, yes it has wheels and isn’t strictly a ‘backpack’ but it’s as close as I can get without moving into wheelie case territory! Hahaha!

    • Jodie Louise
      25th October 2015 / 5:04 pm

      I’m just such a backpack addict in general. I’ll often pop in to a shop just to look at their backpacks…

  2. 13th October 2015 / 2:47 pm

    I will go into my local outdoors store and stare at some of these backpacks for far too long to be normal. 😉 I love the look of the Osprey packs! I’ve heard some really great things about them too. I don’t have myself a pack yet, but I’m starting to do some more research and make some moves. So this is a great post for that!

    • Jodie Louise
      25th October 2015 / 5:02 pm

      Local stores always have unique finds you don’t get everywhere 🙂

  3. 13th October 2015 / 6:31 pm

    I absolutely am LOVING the Herschel Little America backpack and it comes with such an amazing variety of color options. If only it wasn’t so out of my budget 🙁

    • Jodie Louise
      25th October 2015 / 5:02 pm

      I know Kait, it is so pricey!

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