Since the dawn of time, humans have been carrying things on their backs. And you’ve no longer got to worry about fighting woolly mammoths or gathering firewood (hopefully), so you get to spend a bit more time thinking about what that shoulder-supported carryall should look like. We’ve got a few suggestions below, in a range of colours, styles and prices. But don’t be a neanderthal — before you click the buy button, head over to our fashion vouchers page and snag a discount code to bring down that total.


The Nautical Diva: Baggu Sailor Stripe Backpack, £40.

The Sassy Sister: River Island Coral Quilted Rucksack, £30. Sold out, sadly.

The Gentle Woman: Ben Sherman Twill Canvas Rucksack, £39.50.

The Chicinator: Topshop Smart Backpack, £38.

The Lovely Lady: Mi Pac Blue Rose Print Canvas Backpack, £17.60.

The G.I. Jane: GAP Drawstring Backpack, £12.95.

The Adventurer: ASOS Backpack with Contrast Base, £18.

The Madison Avenue Miss: Missguided Manda Coral Backpack, £15.99.