In such a short time, Herschel Supply Co. have taken the backpack world by storm. From your local mall to the big campus, Herschel backpacks appear everywhere you go. It might be the simplicity,  practicality, vintage-inspired designs, or all of the above that attracts so many people.  And these people aren’t wrong, Herschel backpacks are awesome and hard to deny. However, if you want a backpack that’s not quite Herschel, but share the similar qualities that make Herschel so good and so well-liked, here are our top choices for Herschel alternatives.

THE Topo Designs Daypack

This Topo backpack, an outstanding Herschel alternative, stands apart by its rugged design, using high-quality materials such as 1000d Cordura for the exterior, and coated pack cloth for an entirely lined inner compartment. Natural leather lash tabs are perfect for securing extra gear or attaching a bike light – An ideal travel companion, workmate or pack mule for the daily hike in the hills. All Topo Designs bags are handmade in their LEED Certified shop in Colorado, USA.

Shop Topo Designs Daypack here.

The jansport Superbreak

The world famous Jansport Superbreak, an ideal Herschel alternative, features an easy access wide opening to its large main compartment, which can hold up to 3 textbooks, a couple of notebooks, a large binder, your lunch and a few paperbacks. A spacious front pocket provides additional storage and organisation for smaller items such as pens, calculators, a phone, keys and a diary.

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THE Parkland Meadow

The Meadow Backpack offers versatility for work, school or travel. With enough room for your 15″ laptop, Valley Travel Kit and your day’s essentials, you’ll be ready to seek out your next adventure.

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The North Face Berkeley

Carry your valuables in style with this Berkeley Backpack from The North Face. With a large main compartment, this bag features an external front zipped stack pocket that is perfect when carrying smaller items. Thanks to the adjustable double straps to the bag you can be sure of being in comfort when you are on the move.

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THE Burton Kettle Backpack

Clean lines and simplified design define the Burton Kettle Pack’s back-to-school personality. Big stuff like textbooks and lunch go in the large main compartment, while phone, pens, pencils, and keys can stash away in the front accessory pocket. The padded laptop pocket lets you safely transport your computer, and the cush padded ergonomic shoulder straps let you carry it all with ease.

Shop the Burton Kettle Backpack here.

THE Rains Field Bag

The Field Bag is RAINS’ rendition of a classic and practical daypack. With a large inner compartment, a padded laptop pocket in the back and a zipped front pocket to keep your essentials safe, Field Bag is an ideal backpack for daily usage. Made from 50% PU 50% polyester

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THE Harvest Rolltop

Harvest’s Rolltop Backpack is a modern take on the classic rolltop backpack. Plenty of storage and pockets to organize your daily and travel essentials, but with an added pop of colour, both inside and outside.

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