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Backpack recommendations?

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I'm looking for a backpack to use going to and from the studio.  Needs to be spacious and one that I can wash easily, preferably one I can chuck into a washing machine.    Padded so I can put in pots (in bubblewrap).    A rectangular shape would best, since I'd be able to fit the most into it.  But waterproof and machine washable are the preferences.

Any suggestions?

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Probably not for the washing machine, but I use a Smart Cart on wheels and love it. It collapses almost flat. I think I got it from Staples, but they are online as well.  I hand clean it.  Inside is about 18" x 14 x 14. Water resistant. 

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I can only suggest looking in "outdoors" type shops, and luggage shops.  Would you be better with a "suitcase" on wheels, with a hard shell.  There's usually a luggage store on buses.

 

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I have a couple of rolling duffel bags and carry-on bags that have backpack straps. Nice boxy shape, easy to load. I don't think you'll find anything that can go in the washing machine, though. I wouldn't put any regular backpack in a washing machine.

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Thanks Neil. I hadn't thought to look at duffel bags, or bags with backstraps.  I'll see what I can find.

The washing machine thing is because I have a nice backpack that's now covered in porcelain dust inside and out.   It's grey and I suspect the stoneware didn't show up on it quite so badly.

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2 hours ago, hantremmer said:

Thanks Neil. I hadn't thought to look at duffel bags, or bags with backstraps.  I'll see what I can find.

The washing machine thing is because I have a nice backpack that's now covered in porcelain dust inside and out.   It's grey and I suspect the stoneware didn't show up on it quite so badly.

Spray it off and hang it to dry.

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If it’s covered  in clay dust, it shouldn’t be washed in a home laundry machine anyways. Household drains aren’t necessarily built for clay. Ask me how I know :-)

I would hose it off outside as needed. 

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Ahh, that's a good point.  I have a clay trap upstairs under the sink and I don't normally wash clothes that are covered in clay in the machine.  For some reason I had a brainfart when it came to backpack.

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