When you live all the way across town, your car kind of becomes a backpack in and of itself. After all, when you can just toss your books in the passenger seat and drive to class, why get a proper backpack? At Ram’s Crossing East, Lofts, and Townhomes, we’re proud to offer a number of townhomes and apartments near CSU. In other words, rather than having to drive across town to get to class, you can take a quick walk and be there in minutes.

Needless to say, this makes life a whole lot easier! One thing you’ll definitely love having when you can walk to class though is a backpack. When it comes right down to it, no one wants to tuck a book, a laptop, and a water bottle under their arm, and that means that you get to begin your search for the perfect backpack. Luckily for you, our team is here to offer a bit of advice! If you’re in the market for a new backpack, keep reading to learn more.

What Do You Need in a Backpack?

First and foremost, it’s important to consider what you need to get out of a backpack. Approach it this way — think about the items that you need to have with you on a daily basis. For example, if you’re a chemistry major, you might need a bag with a laptop sleeve. If you’re an English major, you might want something a little bit bigger that carries the multiple novels you’re expected to be reading at the same time. Everyone will have different needs.

Once you have your needs in mind, you should also consider what your life is like on a daily basis. Are you gone from your apartment from morning until night? Chances are that you’ll want something that can hold your water bottle as well as a few snacks. Do you bike to class? A bag that has pockets for your keys and cellphone are a must.

Where to Find the Right Bag

So where can you look for the right backpack? In this day and age, it’s often as simple as opening your laptop or smartphone and doing a quick search. The truth is that even the most inexpensive of backpacks are made better today than they were in the past, and they ought to be more than enough to get the job done.

If you’re the type of person who likes to look before you buy, however, a trip to Jax, REI, or even Target will give you several options to choose from. Do you like buying local? We can get behind that! We’re passionate about supporting other companies in Fort Collins, and that’s why we’d like to take mention Topo Designs. Topo Designs has a storefront at 130 S. College, and many of their bags are made right here in Colorado. It doesn’t get much better than that! Their Klettersack is a classic, and its rugged durability and roominess make it perfect for just about everyone. Plus, it’s available in a number of different colors, ensuring that you can find the option that suits you best. Chances are that you’ll find ways to use it long after you’ve graduated.

Searching for an Apartment Near CSU?

At Ram’s Crossing East, Lofts, and Townhomes, we’re proud to offer a number of great student apartments to choose from. Whether you prefer to live in an apartment by yourself or a townhome with roommates, you’ll love our floor plans.

We also have some of the most student-friendly amenities in town, ensuring that life is a little bit easier. After all, you’ll be walking to class from now on, and that means you’ll have more time in your life to enjoy the little things like our outdoor heated pool, courtyard with barbecue area, and fitness center. Oh, and did we mention that we offer pet-friendly apartments? That’s right — your four-legged friend is welcome here, because we know how beneficial it can be for a student to have a pet that helps to reduce stress. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Schedule a tour today, or feel free to apply now if you know that this is the living space for you. Either way, we’re looking forward to chatting with you.