We’re already in the middle of July, believe it or not, and that means the summer is in full swing. Enjoy it while it lasts, as soon, you’ll be heading back to school. Ugh, we feel your pain.
At least going back to school gives you another reason to buy cool nerdy stuff to show off, though — that’s where we come in. An essential back to school item is your nerdy backpack, the easiest way to show your love for whatever your nerdy franchise of choice may be. There are thousands of different backpacks from just about every fandom available online, meaning you have numerous options when it comes to your book carrying needs. If you’re all about Stormtroopers, who shot first, and Darth Vader, we’ve got you covered with our list of the top 10 best Star Wars backpacks:
1. Tattoo Star Wars Backpack
Tattoos are a great way to show your undying love for something. But if you’re a little squeamish or you simply don’t want to mark up your body with a nerdy tattoo, a tattoo-inspired backpack is a great substitute. This Star Wars tattoo backpack has numerous nerdy tattoo designs on it, and it includes great characters like C3PO, Leia, Yoda, Boba Fett, and Darth Vader. It even has a heart tat on it that reads “Han” and “Leia”. It’s one of the best-looking book bags on this list. It measures 12 x 16 x 5″, and it’s made out of nylon material.
2. Star Wars Rebel Pilot Backpack
If you fancy yourself a part of the alliance, check out this Rebel Pilot Backpack modeled after the Rebel designs seen on Luke Skywalker in the films, sporting the iconic orange and white colorway. It has several zip storage compartments and media pockets, as well as headphone eyelits. What’s more, it’ll fit most laptops under 14″, and there is plenty of room within for your other stuff. Even if you remove the fact that it’s a Star Wars backpack, its design is still commendable.
3. Star Wars Stormtrooper Molded Backpack
It’s possible that you might subscribe to the theory that the Alliance is actually the “bad guy” in Star Wars. Whether you find that to be true, or you simply think Stormtroopers look cool, check out this Stormtrooper Backpack at ThinkGeek. It’s modeled to look like Stormtrooper armor, with molded panels on the site designed with the troopers in mind. It is wholly white and black, and it has the Imperial Army logo on one of its sides. Even the back panel is stitched to look like a Stormtrooper mask. It’s bigger than most of the backpacks on this list, as it comes in at 17 x 19 x 6″.
4. Star Wars Stormtrooper Backpack
This Stormtrooper Backpack takes a different approach by using screen printing instead of a molded design. It has a closeup of a Stormtrooper helmet printed on the front, and on the back, you’ll find a stitched design that resembles the Imperial logo. The straps have a design that resembles a Stormtrooper’s armor. The bag measures 19 x 13 x 7″ and it has numerous pockets, including side pockets and an inner laptop pocket that will fit most laptops.
5. R2D2 On Patrol Backpack
If you want to take your nerdiness to the next level, the only geeky backpack you’ll need is this R2D2 backpack that even has lights and sound effects. It has a round design that’s crafted to look like our favorite little droid. When you push a button, it lights up and makes R2D2’s iconic beeps and boops. It measures 16 x 12 x 5″, and it has multiple large compartments. The straps are padded for added comfort, but you’re not wearing it to be comfortable — you’re wearing it because it’s the coolest little backpack you’ve ever seen.
6. Star Wars Comic Book Panel Backpack
My favorite Star Wars backpack design on this list is the Star Wars Comic Book Panel Backpack, which is easily the most colorful bag available. It uses panels from the Star Wars comics, and it’s covered with cool scenes. It’s made out of Nylon, and it has one small zippered compartment in the front. In fact, it’s basically the same backpack as the Tattoo-inspired one above, just with a different skin. It’s the best thinge Loungefly has ever designed.
7. Darth Vader 3D Molded Backpack
So far, we haven’t given Darth Vader any love on this list, but he obviously deserves some. This 3D Molded Backpack is designed to resemble Darth Vader’s mask, and it has a unique shape unlike any other backpack you’ve ever seen. It measures 15 x 14 x 4.5″. Although we find its lack of pockets disturbing, the cool design and large compartment more than makes up for it.
Price: $38.39 (20% off MSRP)
8. Boba Fett Backpack
Every bounty hunter needs a backpack to carry their things around in, and you won’t find a better Boba Fett backpack than this one, which you can find at BoxLunch Gifts.
Price: $64.50 (Use Code BLSTARWARS for 30% off!)
9. Star Wars Chibi Characters Backpack
Chibi x Star Wars? Count us in. This canvas backpack features Star Wars characters like Luke, Leia, Han, Darth, R2-D2, and more, but they’re designed using the Chibi aesthetic. If you love anime or manga-inspired things, and you’re a fan of Star Wars, it’s an absolutely stellar choice.
Price: $39.90 (Use Code HTSUMMER for 20% off!)
10. BB-8 Backpack
Whether you loved The Force Awakens or not, there’s no denying that BB-8 is one cool little droid. This BB-8 backpack celebrates our new love, printing BB-8 all over. It has a simple design, with just one big compartment and one small one in the front.
Price: $34.90 (Use Code HTSUMMER for 20% off!)
Bonus: Yoda Backpack
If you’re not planning to use your backpack for school purposes, the coolest backpack we’ve seen is this Yoda backpack that looks like you’re carrying Yoda on your back. It might not be the most functional pack available, but it looks super cool, especially if you plan to cosplay as Luke Skywalker from Empire Strikes Back.
Price: $35.64 (26 percent off MSRP)