No question, backpacks are practical. But oftentimes, I find that backpacks lack style with their reflective strips, numerous zippers, bungee cords and outside mesh compartments (all very helpful if you're trekking along the Bruce Trail or Rogers Pass). For everyday use, I like the backpacks from The Herschel Supply Co. Brand. Simple in design, these backpacks omit the techno-colour gadgetry and are perfect for daily city life.