If you’re in the market for a new backpack there are some really solid options out there right now. The best quality backpacks are from a handful of companies that really prioritize quality craftsmanship as well as stand by their product with a good warranty. My top pick would be any Osprey backpack. The Osprey Farpoint seems to be a huge hit with most in the “buy it for life” (BIFL) crowd. This is thanks to their well-laid-out backpacks without 1000 strange buckles hanging everywhere as well as their lifetime warranty on all of their products. It doesn’t get any better than this. Timbuk2 and Fjallraven Kanken are in the same boat with their great quality. If you want something a bit trendy right now you can’t go wrong with a Fjallraven Kanken.
Here’s something to think about. What is the most widespread long-lasting bag? It’s actually those really common Jansport bags. While this may be the bag you used in grade 1, they last. Jansport just knows how to make a great and simple bag.
Inspired by the Reddit best backpacks post on the BIFL subreddit, the following list of 10 of the best quality bags does not delve into hiking or full travel bags, but instead focuses on basic everyday backpacks. It is sorted by price.