Testing the HEX Jim Lee Collectors Backpack at New York Comic Con

It seems I’ve always got some interesting new thing to review here at Batman News, and today, I’ve got another first: a backpack. Now, to some of you, that might sound terribly uninteresting. Maybe you haven’t worn a backpack since grade school, and you can’t conceive of any reason to start wearing one again. But for many of you—especially those of you who attend comic/pop culture conventions—finding the right bag to carry your stuff is a real concern. Earlier this year, legendary Batman artist Jim Lee partnered with fashion brand HEX to develop two distinct backpacks: one for artists, and one for collectors. They successfully Kickstarted the line, and now they’re available to the general public. HEX sent Batman News a Collectors Backpack a few weeks ago, and so with New York Comic Con on the horizon, I agreed to take it for a spin. Is it different enough from other packs to justify its existence? Does it have enough storage space to pack supplies for a day in the big city? And, most importantly, does it protect comic books and other collectibles? Read on. The Kickstarter campaign for these bags included limited edition versions featuring Bat-symbol zipper pulls (Nolan Dark Knig...

There are many tech backpacks out there, though many of them seem to be aimed primarily

There are many tech backpacks out there, though many of them seem to be aimed primarily at men. While we women don’t necessarily need special “women’s” tech backpacks, some of us enjoy having special features such as a wide variety of colors and patterns, a slimmer or lighter design, the ability to double as a diaper bag, or just a more stylish look. These backpacks will hold up any laptop up to a 15-inch MacBook Pro and other essentials for the woman on the go. This is my own personal daily driver. Its slim and stylish design is truly unisex and goes with any outfit. It’s lightweight, but it’s sturdy and has a nicely padded laptop compartment. There are plenty of pockets and space for all of your other essentials. Choose from six colors. This bare minimum backpack is basically a laptop sleeve with straps. It does have two additional small pockets to carry your other gear, but this is for the woman who really just needs to carry a laptop comfortably and not too much else. The adjustable straps can convert the bag into a sling or messenger bag as well. It comes in two fun floral colorways. If you love designer bags, you’ll want a designer...