The North Face
The 26 litre Vault Backpack has been updated so it now includes double handles, is self-standing and has a slimmer profile making commuting on packed trains a lot less of a hassle. The ultra-comfortable FlexVent™ suspension system with flexible moulded shoulder straps, a padded mesh back section and a breathable lumbar panel is still the same, though. And the main compartment still has space for a couple of books and your laptop - in a separate protective sleeve - or a change of clothes if you're overnighting at a friend's. The front compartment has a padded tablet sleeve, zipped storage and space for pens and pencils. Plus, there are two external mesh pockets for water bottles. And you can cycle safely thanks to the strategically-placed reflectors offering 360° visibility and by attaching a light to the bike-light loop.