i sort of get the feeling around here the women are not really feelin' backpacks and were planning on going some different route.. is this true? is a backpack not the "in" thing? hmmmm, i guess i have seen a mix of women with backpacks and non-backpacks on the campuses in colorado, but overall the backpack is sort of a fashion statement and status symbol if you get the right brand/colors. i guess they aren't very dressy and clash with certain outfits? i can see that, but i think that the school girls with the jeans, t-shirt, tennis shoes, and backpack are pretty hot. don't hate on the backpack.