Strange name aside, Buddy‘s Ear Long Backpack is a versatile, durable carryall that’s essentially an elongated version of the brand’s signature convertible tote/backpack. Each bag — as is always the case with the Japanese brand — was intended for a long-lasting relationship with its owner, and was crafted from premium materials that will only look better over time. For 2014, Buddy’s Ear Long backpack range features great new shades and patterns, as well as rich suede and Cordura nylon construction, and subtle details like suede zip pulls and customizable leather patches. The option of using the design as either a tote or backpack, meanwhile, provides some utility and bang for your buck without sacrificing an ounce of style. Buddy’s 2014 Ear Long Backpack collection is available now at the HYPEBEAST Store.