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Most durable sustainable backpacks for any adventure

These stylish sustainable backpacks are just as at home on the trail as they are in class or in the overhead storage bin.

Some travelers carrying durable sustainable backpacks for adventure

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Maybe we had it right back in 7th grade. From day-to-day carry to travel and outdoors, backpacks rule. What's more, the commitment that some of our favorite sustainable backpack brands are showing to developing innovative eco-friendly materials and responsible manufacturing practices are some of the best across any industry.

So whether you're a day-to-day backpack loyalist or looking for the perfect travel pack for your next adventure, our picks are the best-of-the best for form, function, responsibility.

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Cotopaxi Vaya

Why It's Cool
Made with 100% recycled materials and extremely versatile in size and design, this backpack comes from certified B-Corp brand Cotopaxi, which has strong giveback initiatives.  


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Cotopaxi Vaya bag

Patagonia Refugio

Why It's Cool
Just as at home on the trail as it is in overhead storage, this sustainable backpack also comes with Patagonia's legendary commitment to the environment and charity.


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Patagonia Refugio backpacks

Fjallraven Vardag 28

Why It's Cool
This backpack is made of extremely tough recycled poly and organic cotton, plus it's roomy and versatile (multiple compartments + 15" laptop sleeve).


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Fjallraven Vardag 28 backpacks

Terra Thread Backpack

Why It's Cool
This durable backpack is crafted with 100% organic and fairtrade cotton. Its production process is ethical and carbon neutral, plus, the company participates in strong giveback initiatives.


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Terra Thread Grey Backpack

United by Blue Deadstock Commuter Backpack

Why It's Cool
This limited edition "dead stock" collection means this sustainable backpack is crafted entirely from leftover fabric and is zero waste. Plus it's perfect for daily use and fits a 13" laptop.


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colorful Blue Deadstock bag
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