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I look up for a backpack for daily commuting or some outdoor activities.Around 20L,decent look and durable for use.
Hope you guys can give me some recommendation.
 

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I would check pawn and thrift shops. I see decent backpacks in those places quite often. I got a large polymer framed one on a closeout from Dick's sporting goods back when I still shopped there, for around $50 US.
 

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Look on ebay for a used Eberlestock or KUIU. Cheap packs get very uncomfortable pretty quickly if they don’t have good support and straps.
 

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I use a SOG Bugout backpack daily. Every work day since I retired and switched jobs, so 7 years this fall. Bought it in Iwakuni, and it worked out real well during that deployment too. So have had it for a bit over 8 years now. Plenty of room for all my crap I haul back and forth to work. Large enough to handle my 19 inch desktop replacement laptop. Expandable so I can use it to pack out a boned out deer, of need be. Even has a pocket for a water bladder. One of the best decisions I've ever made.
 

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Go to camelbak.com and search their everyday backpacks.
Quality is fantastic.
Or check out Maxpedition & you should find a larger selection and something new for under $100.
Quality is also extremely good.
Both Maxpedition & Camelbak will last you for years. Both are well thought out internally.
 

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For daily use, I have sling packs. Both medium and small that carry a variety of items.
Good for over the shoulder or front . Fits my IPad, water bottle and anything else I might need. Catch em on sale for less than $25. Carried one in a casino and it held everything I needed to take care of my father-in-law and wife.
not a bug out bag. But is a get home bag.
 

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This appears to be a knock-off of a Maxpedition that I bought to see if I even felt OK wearing a backpack at all.
As it was relatively inexpensive, it afforded me that opportunity.
As it turns out, it's a very well made pack for the money.
On sale right now @ Big 5..........

 

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I have had very good luck from REI from daypacks to camping backpacks.
Cheap packs will get very uncomfortable without proper straps, pads and backers.
You should still be able to get a quality pack for way under $100.00
I got one of these and it is very versatile and in your price range.

 

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For daily use I have a soft briefcase. Old school. Haven't been in the office maybe 3 days since COVID hit though.

For large laptop carry I would recommend Eagle Creek. Have used one for many years.

For small laptops and tablets, high speed, I recommend the Pategonia Atom 18L. My evacuation and travel bag.
 

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I like the way that Camelbak are laid out a bit better internally than Maxpedition.
Camelbak sports a bit softer exterior than Max. I have both and others.
Neither (of the above) would stop me from buying Maxpedition.
My wife likes the smaller Maxpedition pak.
These days though an old whiplash neck injury would make any backpack really troublesome for her.
I have a Max medical bag that I think I'll try to cram the most necessary stuff into for her.

Hope the O.P. finds something that will work out for him.
DO pay attention to the zipper quality - especially on the less expensive packs.
That is typically where you will have problems if you do have problems. Cheaper quality zippers.
 

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The "Fieldline" Chinese knockoff of the 5.11 tactical packs at Walmart.
I used their copy of the Rush 72 ($24) and each lasted about 5 years with daily use.
I now have an actual 5.11 Rush 72 pack ($200). I'll see if it lasts 8x longer

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I have had very good luck from REI from daypacks to camping backpacks.
Cheap packs will get very uncomfortable without proper straps, pads and backers.
You should still be able to get a quality pack for way under $100.00
I got one of these and it is very versatile and in your price range.

I was a big fan of REI - about 40-45 years ago, but their hard-lefty anti-gun position the last few years has put them on my 'Nope' list.
 
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the 5.11 MOAB-10
My daily carry pack also. I purchased one early last year after having used different messenger type bags for some time, really like this bag. I added a water bottle holder and now its perfect for my needs.
 

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+4 on Maxpedition! Buy once and never regret! Good luck!
 
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