You should look at finding a backpack that suits your taste but that is just to narrow the field. You can then find that the desirable are of dubious quality. If there is one thing you know it is that the humble backpack gets abused! Slung across the room of the classroom or into the back of the SUV on a weekend trip. The straps need to be examined. You can tell when a pack is secure and sturdy. Brands that have stood the test of time include Berghaus, North Face and Karimor

An Ideal Backpack for Cycling in the Rain

Tips when shopping for backpacks

Look for backpacks that have a channel so that the contact with the back is not a large flat area which causes heat build up and sweating.

Check for the right size for your needs.

Check the quality of the zips, it's a great indicator of a cheap and nasty bag (this also works for coats) You want to find a solid chunky zip that is well made. 

Wenger Backpacks from the people do swiss army knives!

Categories of Backpacks

Colours, Materials like leather, Size in Litres e.g. 30Ltr

Laptop Backpacks- a deffinative space and padding for the laptop inside. Backpacks are able to hide the fact you are carrying a valuable device.

Backpakers Backpacks for travelling round the world can go to 70ltr and beyond. 60-70ltr can be a good starting size.

Sports Backpacks, hold enough for the pool or a game of rugby or netball.

School backpacks can hold your books and laptop and all you need for a full days study.

Stylish Backpacks will not last as long as a proper design, though there are some stylish designed backpacks.

Specialist Backpacks Only

Assault Packs are for the military use, but many people like the style and utility especially for hunting. Be very careful not to go travelling with a camoflagued backpack as many countries will give you problems at immigration.

Uses of Frames in Backpacks (large backpacks only)

The frameworksare used efficiently for distributing the weight in the backpacks. There are mainly two categories of Frames- Internal frame and external frame. External frames are used for carrying the heavy weights and they are perfect for carrying heavier loads. Internal frames are the most famous frame in all the frames. The reason of its popularity is that it enables the load/weight to carry nearer to a body and making sure the balance.

The use of a frame in the bag distributes weight efficiently. When you are going to purchase the bag with the frame, ensure that its length is equivalent to your torso length. The length of the torso is between 14 and 21 inches. Also, the choice of the pack should be depended on the frame. These frames cannot be found in assault packs and Daypacks, but most full backpacks have frames.

If one is planning to purchase an assault pack or daypack which is frameless, then it is an excellent decision to choose the bag with wide/broad straps from shoulders. Wider shoulder straps become narrower which helps in distributing all the weight in your pack equally. This is popularly recognized as the “cobra cut” packs. The sternum straps in Daypacks assist to maintain shoulder straps intact. The waist belt helps in keeping the pack intact and avoids it from thrashing on the back. Sternum straps in leather bags are perfect for men.

Why to choose a leather backpack?

Almost, every man buys the bag made of leather due to its various advantages. It's strong, rigid, weather resistant, smells good etc. Hard and soft leathers are two types of leather. Men like the backpacks made of hard leather. These bags are flexible, multipurpose and stylish, which makes them appropriate for all uses. Leather has a quality to stand in almost every test and its rigidness and durability is proven.

One should consider various things while deciding to buy a leather backpack. These packs are durable, rigid, water and moisture resistant. These bags will last.

Author bio: The previous year award-winning writer John Pebbles definitely has a thing for the fashion world as he clearly illustrates in his articles all the elements that constitute to natural and creative beauty. In his writings, he considers men in particular as he reckons that leather backpacks are handy for men with a taste of class. For more stuff, he has numerous useful and interesting articles on men’s stuff all written on his blog.