It’s that time of year again! The cool air is moving in and you can just sense that classes are about to jump into high-gear. Considering you can be in school for years, and a lot of the gear you buy can be used well into your first career, why not buy stuff that will last? There are some absolutely key best buys when it comes to durable, high quality BIFL back to school products. So without further ado:
Here are our picks for The top 5 durable back to school products:
Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Graphics Calculator
If you check out any discussions of BIFL products online you will surely run across the fabled Texas Instruments TI-84 graphing calculator. Every once and a while a product comes along that just has the perfect mix of functionality and ridiculous quality. The TI-84 is one of those products. You’ll hear grown-ass adults raving over the calculator they bought in 1989 that is still on their desk well into their career. The reality is that the TI-84 (and the newer upgraded TI-84 Plus) are simply the best graphics calculators you can buy. They’ll last you… decades? We’re not even sure how long these last yet, but many decades old ones are still going strong.
Parker Jotter Stainless Steel Ballpoint Pen
I love Parker pens. They feel great in the hand, have a good weigh to them, and will likely outlast human beings on Earth. You simply can’t kill these pens. I have a father-in-law that is a certified Parker pen addict. And he has collected thousands of different Parker pens, many of which are in amazing condition but were manufactured in the 1950’s and 1960’s. As long as you have a couple ink refills, Parker pens are about as good as it gets. Not to mention that you don’t need to spend a fortune on these. Do yourself a favor, put down the Bics and get a nice Parker Jotter.
Fjallraven Kanken Big Backpack
You’re going to need a great backpack for school, that is a fact. Please stop buying terrible bags that only last a few years. Consider shelling out a bit of extra dough for something like the Fjallraven Kanken Big Backpack. Fjallraven are known for their incredibly durable vinyl fabric used on their bags. Match that with a bag that looks just as good as it wears and you have a perfect bag for back to school.
Osprey Pixel Daypack
We love bags so much that we threw a second one on this list. The new Osprey Pixel Daypack is a perfect laptop bag. It is constructed out of super durable 600D polyester and will take whatever you can throw at it. But the magic here is the amazing fleece-lined laptop sleeve. So throw your Surface Pro or Macbook air in this sucker and forget about it. It will take care of the laptop so you can continue to live your life. Osprey maintains their lifetime warranty on all of their bags and this one is no exception.
Here is the full list of our top 5 durable back to school products: