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    The holiday season is here and one has to choose their travel companions well. Whether you are holidaying in the hills or an urban jungle or simply heading for a weekend gig at the party capital, our pick of backpacks in leather, canvas and more, have you covered. Read on:

           By Ryan Peppin

    Designed for quick getaways, this accessory is a must have for the cold days ahead

    GivenchyTartan calling
    Perfect for a winter trek, Givenchy’s Tartan and Leather Backpack is made of woollen tartan with leather trim. The drawstring main compartment reveals a zip pocket and carabiner clip on the inside. Approximately Rs.1,70,000 on harrods.com

    Stark contrast
    Adjustable felt-lined shoulder straps, foldover top with a drawcord closure, matte metal hardware and plenty of grainy leather trim. This number from Burberry packs everything in. Oh, and did we mention the signature checks too? Priced at Rs.53,000, at the store in Express Avenue. Details: 28464135

    Kenneth coleTruly hardcore
    Here’s our answer to the man who holidays dangerously. Santiago Gonzalez’s Crocodile Backpack is as tough as they come and works as well with formals as it will with a pair of jeans and leather boots. Made from Columbian crocodile leather, this  baby will set you back by approximately Rs.4,67,574. Details: mrporter.com

    Tech friendly
    For the man who does not leave his laptop behind, the Kenneth Cole Reaction backpack is a must have. The nylon number is designed with plenty of cushioned pocket space to ensure that all your tech remains cozy. With compartments for practically every purpose, this one also manages to look good with bold red trim. Approximately Rs.6,188 on kennethcole.com

    Santiago 3Biker business
    Nothing screams biker like shiny rivets and black leather. Diesel’s Full Metal Blust backpack is made of nylon/leather/polyurethane and features a combination of zip and open pockets, in addition to a flap closure with buckle straps. For Rs.56,000 at the store in Mumbai. Details: 022  40046050

    Casual chic
    Nothing spells casual like Paul Smith’s Cycling Jerseys Print Backpack. With one large main compartment to hold all, this item comes with leather trim and gold-tone Paul Smith signature embossed hardware. Ideal for a pedal-pushing holiday we think. Approximately Rs.27,000 on paulsmith.co.uk

    amsa-4504-rouss15-1-detailcSimple says it
    If your holiday calls for some sophistication, look no further than Gucci’s Soho Leather Backpack. The grey leather with the embossed interlocking G detail will certainly turn heads, while the pull closure, magnetic flap, zipper and smartphone pockets ensure functionality. For Rs.1,70,281 at the store in New Delhi. Details: 011 43583939

    Urban camouflage
    Designed to be stuffed, Tumi’s roll-top backpack fits your weekend wear, along with essentials like laptops or tablets. The fabric body ensures comfort, and being a part of the Dalston collection (inspired by London’s East End neighborhood), it exudes a certain urban chic as well. Approximately Rs.19,000 plus taxes. Available on order at the store in Bangalore. Details: 080 41738948

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