If you're headed to college you already know you need a backpack and a laptop. An alarm clock, some storage cubes, an extra-long twin bedding set. At least 9,000 quarters for laundry. So I'm not here to tell you whether to go High Sierra or Timbuk2, or what kind of sheets to buy (though I myself always enjoyed the ones made out of T-shirts). I'm not here to tell you how to get organized and settle into the college routine. Screw what you need to survive college, I want to help you milk these 4 (5, 6, 8?) most formative years of your youth for all they're worth. Here are my top picks for the College Experience, your best bets for living the good life on campus and off.
(Note: All items' prices are listed as they were at printing. Prices are subject to change.)