We may all want to while away the hours prancing from one sample sale to the next, or loading our virtual shopping carts with an entire season’s worth of new duds. Of course, real life (and even realer bank accounts) get in the way. The Goods, our new curated daily feature, delivers one standout steal hand-selected for your quick and easy shopping pleasure. Today’s find: a Fjällräven backpack we dare to pit against one owned by a cartoon character.
You can’t talk backpacks without mentioning a) the $55,000 crocodile sac à dos Lady Gaga recently gifted boyfriend Taylor Kinney and b) Dora the Explorer.
This knapsack from outdoor equipment company Fjällräven doesn’t sing a weirdly catchy jingle every time you open it, but it makes up for that with superior Swedish engineering, a cool backstory and an unpronounceable name with two whole umlauts.
We like this carryall for its looks (the squareness! the double handles!) and its brains (easy-access pockets, adjustable straps, a foam support panel), and even more for its adventure readiness. Because if there’s one thing we have in common with Dora, it’s traipsing around jungles — that and yelling at kleptomaniac foxes.
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this is some kind of spaceship or something.