As you may, or probably may not, know I have a bit of thing for rucksacks. From cheeseburger to dog prints, even a bag shaped liked a rocket, I’ve coveted them all. There’s just something about them that appeals to my inner collector/hoarder. Convincing myself of their practicality (and they are practical) allows me to justify the sort of ridiculous rucksacks I like (see above links). They make my current rucksack wishlist look tame in comparison.
First up are these neoprene beauties from New Look. Neoprene is having a bit of a moment and if it were up to me I’d replace all my clothing with it. There’s something about it that looks and feels like fetish gear which I think puts people off but I’m fan. It holds its shape really well and is surprisingly comfortable and flattering (the latter two points slightly irrelevant for a rucksack). They’re an absolute steal too with the yellow and red colourways costing only a tenner. If you feel like being sensible the navy one is yours for just £19.99. The perfect way to dip your toe in the neoprene trend without getting in too deep.
With the sensible stuff out of the way it’s time for the big guns. Maybe it’s regret (dare I say, FOMO) having missed the chance to grab the aforementioned rocket bag but I love these winged backpacks from Sprayground. I especially love, and much prefer, the totem pole version (on the left in case you couldn’t tell). Make all the Red Bull and sanitary towel jokes you want but unnecessary wings are also having a moment. Sure, they’re a niche’ trend, currently a Jeremy Scott and Victoria’s Secret exclusive, but you never know when they’ll take of (BOOM BOOM). Both these bags are expensive with a RRP of around £100 (iknorite!?) but can be found cheaper if you look around. Alternatively it’s one for Santa so I hope you’ve been good this year.