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Forums > Living in Kunming > Where to buy backpacks in Kunming?


Yeah, I've figured out that the shop on Longxiang Jie is genuine, as there aren't cheaper backpacks than for 1500 Yuan. But, well, I can get (if I'm a bit lucky of course) some decent famous-brand packs in the Czech Republic for about 550-700 Yuan as well (even Husky etc.). I really liked one backpack here for 650 with lots of pockets (I need those), side openings etc., but as it had a small tear in the "head" part already hanging in the shop, and all the soft parts were actually hard as bricks, I really am not convinced about its build quality...

I need it just to carry stuff and occasional hiking, not hardcore. Mostly to bring it with me instead of a large suitcase when I go abroad, but of course sometimes I'd have to carry it for a few days. But no extreme conditions. I just can't afford to buy a new one every few years.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Where to buy backpacks in Kunming?

Well, I went to explore all the shops today (+ some 2 shops on Nanping jie) and, to tell the truth, I wasn't really convinced about the quality of those backpacks. I've even raised my limit to 700 Yuan, but I just don't know, they almost all seemed quite flimsy to me. The shop on Wenhua Xiang seemed OK, but the backpacks weren't that practical; the other shops...a lot of fakes and or simply bad designs, but the prices were the same anywhere (600-800) no matter the size or quality.
Is it just my feeling, or they really are quite bad in China (maybe except for the Wenhua Xiang shop) and I should either buy one in Europe for the same price (which at least is fake-proof), or (not a real option to me) buy an expensive imported backpack, like those on Longxiang jie?

I'm not complaining here, I'd just like to know if you have any experience or if my bad impressions are correct - I don't really want to throw away up to 700 Yuan for a backpack which would fall apart in a few weeks.


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