I'm here today to tell you about my Mom.
She's pretty special. She lives in Japan and knows just what I like.
Such as very early birthday presents.
She saw the little kids in Japan wearing these backpacks- randoseru- and knew that it would be just the thing for bike commuting.
She scoured and scoured ebay until she found the perfect one.
It's made out of a horse.
Horse leather, that is.
It's red because the girls in Japan get the red ones. I like the red- it's very high vis.
As you can see, it's very finely crafted. The randoseru are made for the children to wear as a part of their uniforms through six primary school years.
The clasp closes magnetically and can also be locked with that little swivel. The straps swivel as well. I love the metal construction- it is industrial.
The back is cushy, as are the straps. They are also adjustable.
The randoseru has a see-through pocket for your homework, forms for your parents to sign, or if you're a history grad student, your "haircuts of the U.S. presidents" print-out.
I have the hardest time remembering who the Gilded Age presidents were.
The front pocket zips closed and is perfect for pens and wallets and lipgloss and such. The front has a see-through space your ID. But not your id.
This randoseru has really adorable white piping.
It has a deep storage compartment that would fit three or four history monographs and some composition books.
It sits up really high on your back for proper ergonomics.
My mom would probably suggest that I move that towel before taking pictures to post on the internet. At least she taught me how to apply mascara.