Our brand of the month is Roka Backpacks and Bags, we just love them!  Created by husband and wife team Brett and Emma through a mutual love of design, style and a need for practical packing. They learnt from having a long-distance relationship before Brett moved to the UK. He soon found inspiration from the British weather's unforgiving need to soak his belongings whether on a commute, take the kids out or shopping.

They realised the need for a durable bag that was also practical, versatile, fun and fashionable. So they grabbed a sketchbook and set about designing the first Roka backpacks, with Emma taking the role of marketing and PR.

Roka Backpacks now come in over 20 fabulous colours, five designs and a range of sizes to suit everyone's needs.  These cleverly designed backpacks are not only super durable and weather-proof, but they are also practical for all your needs.   

Roka Backpacks For Commuting

Perfect for commuting they have a handy padded inside pocket for your tablets or laptops and plenty of room to organise everything you need for working on the go.

Roka Commuter Backpacks

Roka Backpacks For Mums

We've had amazing feedback from mums who have bought these Roka backpacks as an alternative to nappy bags. They wanted something that was more fashionable and fun colours.  Perfect for getting all your kids stuff in with room for some of your own things too!  Of course, being a backpack it's easy to carry everything while keeping your hands free for grabbing runaway toddlers!

Roka Backpacks For Travelling

Roka backpacks are a great travel companion with two sizes to choose from that fit the cabin bag size. Most airlines allow bags up to 45 inches (length + width + depth) or 22" long, 14" wide, and 9" deep (check with your airline though as sizes can vary).
Great as hand luggage the Canfield Small Roka Backpack offer plenty of pockets to organise your travel essentials. There's even a hidden pocket to keep your passport ready for easy access.  The Canfield Roka backpack is also a great day bag to see you right through your trip.

Roka backpacks for travelling

Our Favourite Roka Backpacks

Our favourite from the collection is the Roka Canfield Small Backpack as we find this to be a great everyday bag. But if you need something a little bigger then go for the medium which will carry up to a 17'' laptop.   

They really have thought of all the details with this backpack. Its weather-proof exterior boasts a handy front pocket to the front, a magnetic flip over top with a chunky zipper to keep your items safe, two water bottle pockets ( I use mine for an umbrella). And a little bonus secret pocket on the back.  The super-strong straps are adjustable and of course, there are hand straps that make carry so easy.

Inside Roka have made things easy to organise with two interior zipper pockets and a padded back pocket for your tech.

Roka backpacks for mums

Sustainable Roka Backpacks

Let's not forget the latest addition to the Roka family, the Roka Finchley Sustainable Backpack.  These backpacks are made from 12 to 15 recycled plastic bottle found on beaches. Offering the same well thought out design, with weather-proofing and durability. 

Their production not only uses recycled materials but also uses less energy than traditional methods.

They are a little bigger than the Roka Canfield backpack and the material has a matt woven finish.  The Finchley Sustainable Backpack comes in earthy tones that reflect their planet-friendly design.


Roka Sustainable backpacks

Roka Paddington Round Backpacks

Fancy something a bit different?  The Roka Paddington round backpacks come in the same high quality as you would expect and make a fun fashion accessory for your outfits. Popular with walkers thanks to the weather-proofing and enough room to keep a spare sweater or rain jacket. You'll never get caught out by the weather again.

Roka Paddington round backpack