What do you think about women wearing backpacks?

Deloitte broadway74
May 25 68 Comments

Recently I bought a Tumi backpack because I don’t want to carry a gym bag and laptop bag. Do other women carry backpacks?

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  • Apple / Eng kGUv48
    Do other women carry backpacks? Yes, some do. What do you think about it? I think it’s logical if you have a lot of stuff to carry
    May 25 0
  • Oracle hymnbook
    OP is just trying to show off that he bought an expensive Tumi backpack.
    May 25 7
    • Deloitte broadway74
      OP
      For a women, yes. I paid $150 btw. Most women spend quite a bit on a purse.
      May 25
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

      New Eng

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      Amazon
      TechLeedmore
      Just because women spend more doesn't make it inexpensive. It's just not as expensive

      Spending $150 on a bag to hold something is a little wasteful. It's fine if you want to make a fashion statement though
      May 25
    • Deloitte broadway74
      OP
      Lol as a women I’m definitely not carrying a jansport backpack
      May 25
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

      New Eng

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      Amazon
      TechLeedmore
      That's your perception, I see it as being practical. I debrand mine so it doesn't look like an item someone wants to swipe
      May 25
    • Scotiabank Reversetelepath
      Also depends on amount of usage. I use my backpack ($50 sale MEC) like every workday for the last 7-8 years. So I paid less than $7 bucks a year? If I have an interview or something more formal, I'll breakout the briefcase.
      Jun 6
  • Decipher Technology Studios qdrm58
    I have many female engineer friends and I have never seen them without backpacks.
    May 25 0
  • Facebook bPVY33
    OH you wear a suit. Now it makes more sense. At first I was like ???

    Might be worth clarifying that in the post since a lot of people here are engineers who don't even own a suit?
    May 25 0
  • Tektronix BazzokaGrl
    I am a woman and yes I will wear a backpack to carry my work gear and sometimes for the kids stuff when toddler wrangling is needed. I prefer a laptop bag however as it's more professional and a backpack can wrinkle a suit.
    May 25 4
    • Deloitte broadway74
      OP
      That was my concern with a blazer or jacket but not sure how often I will wear one in my new job. At deloitte I wear a suit whenever I travel so have a laptop bag. But going to amazon next month and will be commuting via bus so am going to try the backpack.
      May 25
    • Tektronix BazzokaGrl
      Good luck.
      May 25
    • Amazon / Product tatochip
      Nearly everyone at Amazon uses a backpack. No one wears a suit.
      May 26
    • Amazon Northerner
      Laptop bags are boring.
      Jun 18
  • New / Other hex€3@
    I know it’s trending and all but the last time I wore a backpack, I cared about my GPA... can’t bring myself to sling one on these days... no judgement, I just personally can’t take myself seriously in heels and a suit plus... backpack? Eek
    May 25 5
    • Deloitte broadway74
      OP
      I’m skeptical but going to try it. I feel it does look odd but thinking at amazon ppl won’t care and I won’t be in a suit anymore. I’m not even sure what to wear because I have gym clothes and suits only lol.
      May 25
    • Microsoft notok
      I’m ex consulting in tech. My brooks brothers pants and Charles tyrwhitt shirts have given way to bonobos and j crew. You’ll survive.
      May 26
    • Deloitte broadway74
      OP
      I’m trying to figure out how relaxed it is. Can I wear jeans and T-shirt’s or do I need to dress it up more
      May 26
    • Amazon HbeA84
      It's pretty relaxed. I wear jeans and a nicer shirt and my Tumi backpack. You can certainly wear t-shirt if you want but if you're meeting with senior leadership and management you should consider ditching the t-shirt. I haven't seen other women use laptop bags but I guess it's possible.
      May 27
    • Deloitte broadway74
      OP
      I’m going to be L6 managing 5 people so I guess a nicer shirt it is
      May 27
  • Oracle / Eng intvlife
    Why do you care what other women do?
    May 25 0
  • Amazon undertaker
    I have seen some women bringing their stuff wrapped in cloth over a stick on shoulder
    May 25 0
  • Twilio FSWC35
    I’m not a woman but I see hundreds of women a day wearing backpacks
    May 25 0
  • Deloitte broadway74
    OP
    I was asking because coming from deloitte many do not carry backpacks. Is anyone actually a women responding?
    May 25 1
    • Reflektive thokka.le
      may be. may be not.
      May 25
  • Microsoft SWsR51
    Your.normal question triggered the millennials.
    May 26 0
  • Facebook bPVY33
    ??? Yes. Why wouldn't they? Maybe women in non-tech are different.
    May 25 0
  • Reflektive thokka.le
    some do. but not them( they are avengers)
    May 25 3
    • New / Eng
      Fun22Tango

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      Fun22Tangomore
      @thokka.le yem thammi, Jagan ni gelipinchinaav!! 😎😎
      May 25
    • Reflektive thokka.le
      Jai Telangana ikada
      May 25
    • New / Eng
      Fun22Tango

      New Eng

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      Fun22Tangomore
      May 26
  • New RUEB34
    I am a Female Director who wears a suit (pants or skirt) regularly. I travel domestically and internationally on a consistent basis and I always have a backpack. I can carry more in a backpack than I can a hand bag. There are very classy backpacks out there and there is nothing wrong with wearing one.
    Jun 12 1
  • Been carrying a backpack since Kanye West released College Dropout.
    Jun 6 1
    • Microsoft shambu
      2004 - the year I joined high school. Was carrying a backpack too 😄
      Jun 6
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    • Deloitte broadway74
      OP
      How is this a troll post?
      May 25
  • Oh. I forgot there’s a world outside of Bay Area...
    May 25 0
  • Amazon new_ew
    This is such a strange question
    May 25 0
  • Backpacks are gender neutral. Wear if you want, don’t if you don’t.
    May 25 0
  • Microsoft gh0stntshl
    I have a Sherpa
    May 25 0