The Back-to-School season is in full swing, which means it's a great time to go pack shopping. This week's best backpack and bag deals offer discounts on The North Face, TimBuk2, and more.The North Face Pinyon Pack
Store: REI Outlet
Lowest By: $12
Is It Worth It?: Suited for short hikes or school days, The North Face Pinyon Pack is a steal at $29. Most stores charge well over $40 for this Editors' Choice backpack, which features a J-shape zipper, a 15" padded laptop sleeve, a side stretch mesh pocket, a front zippered pocket, an organization panel, space for a water reservoir, a reflective patch, and a bike light loop.
Timbuk2 Crissy Tote Bag
Lowest By: $37
Is It Worth It?: Haul your stuff for just $12 with the Timbuk2 Crissy Tote. Another Editors' Choice pick, this tote bag is $37 off and an excellent deal for any Timbuk2 bag. Features include a 13" laptop slip pocket, one hanging pocket, and a front zip pocket.
Maxpedition Bomber Load-Out Duffel Bag
Store: LA Police Gear
Price: $37.99 via coupon code "NRA" with $6.54 s&h
Lowest By: $10
Is It Worth It?: A discrete tactical bag that looks like a basic gym duffel, there's more than meets the eye with the Maxpedition Bomber Load-Out Bag. Apply the coupon above to get this bag for $38, which is a $10 current price low. This duffel sports a front zippered pocket, three rows of 3-channel PALS webbing, a side slip compartment, and a side zip section.
Tactical Travel Backpack
Store: Mieiel6792014 via eBay
Price: $12.85 with $1.09 s&h
Lowest By: $2
Is It Worth It?: Speaking of tactical gear, you can grab this Tactical Travel Backpack in a variety of neutral colors for just $13. That's at least a $2 price low and a great deal for this hardcore pack. It measures approximately 14" x 7" x 6" and features a zippered main compartment, a mesh accessory pocket, a front zip pocket, padded adjustable shoulder straps, mesh backing, a drag handle, and drainage grommets.
Note that this item ships from outside the US and is estimated to arrive within two to four weeks.
Sportpak 16" Backpack
Store: GearXS via eBay
Price: $9.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $2
Is It Worth It?: Looking for something simple to store your stuff? Nab this Sportpak 16" Backpack for just $10. Available in a rainbow of colors, this entry-level backpack features zippered closure, one front pocket, and adjustable straps.