@medz I still use my orange one all the time - it’s a light, durable, and extraordinarily stylish way to carry the family’s water bottles, ponchos and other such needful things at theme parks and other vacation destinations.
@SluggerOtoole I’m Still using a Black Jansport I got for Christmas my Freshman year of High School. - I graduated 20 years ago this coming May
and the only part any worse for the wear is a hole i accidentally put in it that first year, cutting some mesh webbing off…
Not me I have a Northface Jester I picked up in Spain (because I needed a last minute backpack) and it’s been the best backpack so far. I did have a Jack Bauer-esque Rothco messenger bag I used for a while. Eventually the material holding the strap started to tear (too many school books) but for years it was a solid bag.
My wife bought me a Timbuk2 for Christmas. It was the best present ever, not only because I was starting a new job where I’d had to commute on a bus for 3 years, but also because I didn’t have to think about it anymore. (And yet, I still debated swapping it out- I actually went to the Timbuk2 store in NYC to confirm I had the perfect bag.)