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I first saw an eastpak bag when I was on a German exchange. Every student there seemed to have one of these bags. I thought maybe it was a school uniform thing but even going around the towns, people seemed to love them. I decided to buy one while I was there. Mostly as mine was getting old rather than the looks of them. I went into one of there shops and fell in love with a blue swirled patterned eastpak bag. I have small birds and flowers scattered around on it. It was around £40 euros if my memory is correct.
I bought it 5 years ago and still have the bag stored in my wardrobe. This was from lack of use either. I use this bag for 2 years during secondary trips and every plane journey I go on. Surviving secondary school in one piece is a miracle all on its own. The material use is very thick and thankfully water proof.
I'm trying to think of one bad word to say about it but I can't. The bag is plenty big enough and larger ones are available. Though the price may sound high, its lasts long enough for it to be worth it. They come in many different colours, patterns, sizes for many different uses whether its social meetings, work or school. Eastpak, for me, is the best backpack I have ever owned.
Eastpak are responsible for making probably the best rucksacks in the world. The vast majority of my school friends had them and we got the bug from some french exchange kids.
The amzing thing about these rucksacks are that they just keep on going. Mine has been through a million things from rock climbing to school book carrying. The materials seem to be holding up well. The zips all still work and the strap system is as good as new.
The padding on the straps is great and no matter how heavy the load in the bag is they always seem to transfer it to my shoulders without causing cutting into the shoulders.
One bad point is that after 6 years the colour of the fabric has faded but when you consider how many times it has been in the rain then i'm not surprised. Also the bag is not waterproof so if it rains heavily the stuff inside will get wet.
One main compartment with front pocket.