I’m not going to lie to you, I’d never spent this much on a backpack before. But there were a number of things that went into deciding to bite the bullet and go for it and honestly, this is probably the best backpack I’ve ever owned. I bundled my backpack with a matching cord pouch for a discount and eagerly awaited its arrival.
Not knowing what kind of material to expect, I was pleasantly surprised at how sturdy it felt when it arrived. It feels like canvas, sturdy and ready to take a beating. Every zipper works perfectly, every seam is tight and solid, every pocket holds everything it’s supposed to and more. I’ve stuffed this thing full for flights, work, trade shows, and family outings. It’s done its job each time, and done it well.
I could gush half the day about why I love this backpack and this brand in general, but I won’t. I’ll tell you why I chose it and hope that when you need a new backpack, you also choose Day Owl.
Similar to Sanikind, Day Owl also creates jobs in Haiti collecting discarded waste. Did you know plastic can be used to make fabric? I hadn’t realized until shortly before finding Day Owl. Taking their planet first approach a step further, Day Owl is partnered with First Mile, the first step in the supply chain for a few companies, with an extremely rigorous and hands on approach to collecting waste.
How else does Day Owl reduce waste?
- They still sell all of their imperfect pieces
- They take any bag (seriously, shop their secondhand section)
- You can have your current bag repaired or trade it in for a discount on a new one (see above)
If you find yourself in the market for a new backpack at any point, I cannot find enough good things to say about my own Day Owl backpack.