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The Loop
February 12, 2014

Game improvement: Backpacks are for kids, so here's a grown-up's bag


No matter who you are, chances are you've got some gear in your game that could use an update. While we don't advise retooling everything at once, trading up a few staples at a time is the ticket to solid style. Each week we'll pull a dud from the dark depths of every man's collection and suggest a simple substitute. Check your nostalgia at the door -- it's time for your tune up.

Unless you're carrying textbooks on a daily basis if a backpack is still your main means of toting stuff around, it's time for an upgrade. Ditch the shoulder straps and pick up something a little more age appropriate.

Jack Spade ( has been making straightforward, modern men's bags since 1999 and offers a ton of carry-alls for hauling all of your daily gear. Our favorite is Spade's Rubberized Canvas Tote, which goes for $198.