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Backpack and Rain Jacket recommendations

trvlbugtrvlbug Posts: 188Registered User Junior Member
edited July 2011 in University of Alabama
Does anyone have recommendations (what has worked well or not for you and/or your student) with Northface backpacks and rain jackets? Popular models, colors etc., Any comments on the below models?

The North FaceEquipmentDaypacksSURGE BACKPACK - Men
The North FaceEquipmentDaypacksWOMEN'S SURGE BACKPACK - Women


Thank you!
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Replies to: Backpack and Rain Jacket recommendations

  • gojackgojack Posts: 423Registered User Member
    We visited on a rainy day, it seemed like every third person
    was wearing a all black North Face rain jacket.
    With their logo on both the fron and back, they are hard to miss.
  • ahpimommyahpimommy Posts: 1,033Registered User Senior Member
    No backpack for DD....Vera Bradley "Go Round" tote :). She has the North Face Venture women's rain jacket in ADPi blue! She loved it and used it A LOT!!!!! She also has very cute blue flowered Sperry rain boots to match.
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Posts: 76,680Registered User Senior Member
    LLBean has a waterproof backpack...but I'm not sure what girls carry.

    Yes, lots of kids have North Face or similar rain-jackets....and some kind waterproof shoe...like a Sperry duck or Clarks version or rain boots or something.

    I think some examples are mentioned in the What not to wear thread.
  • RobDRobD Posts: 5,061Registered User Senior Member
    D started off using her Vera Bradley tote but ended up switching back to a back pack 2nd semester. She ordered it off of eBags; don't remember what brand though.

    As for a raincoat, she got a Marmot brand from REI and it's worked out well.
  • gojackgojack Posts: 423Registered User Member
    Dankine packs are supposed to be the in brand for girls
    and one of the few in available in houndstooth

    DAKINE Packs : Street Packs

    DAKINE Packs : Street Packs
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