The Star Sports Backpack was created by Josie Moncada, a sports mom, for sports fans. She wanted something better than what was already out there, so she designed these. She wanted them to be incredibly durable, have extra padding and be lightweight (They weigh about 2 pounds; very light for a backpack.) Inside is a padded computer sleeve for laptop and cables, plus a separate compartment for other school needs. There are two side mesh water bottle pockets. The backpack measures 16″ D x 11.5″ W x 18″ H. I learned that founder Josie Moncada uses it as a carry-on personal item for air travel. She started with one backpack Ohio State, the one I showed on the air, and now there are 30+ backpacks. That number is growing with NCAA licensing in addition to NCAA teams. There are also customizable blank bags in a variety of colors so you can design your own backpack. Currently Star Sports is focused on football, but the company says they will be expanding to more sports as the demand grows. They retail for under $50.
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