Best all-around: Cotopaxi Batac Del Día
Eco perks: Made from repurposed material, hand-sewn
Other perks: Lightweight, durable
Cons: Made from plastic materials, bright colorways might not be for everyone
This bright bag is made from a patchwork of colorful nylon fabric scraps; discards from the fashion industry that would have otherwise gone to waste. The fun part is no two bags are alike, and Cotopaxi's sewers are free to design the unique pattern of each one. (You can either choose your palette from the day's selections or let the brand surprise you!).
Reviewers rave about how the 24L size is perfect for everything from storing schoolbooks to taking on a day hike. The pack also has a padded area for your laptop, comfortable shoulder and chest straps, and mesh waste bottle holders so it can take you from the office to the outdoors in a flash.
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